30 Mar 2022  |   07:24pm IST

Goa CM assures remaining Western Bypass will be constructed on stilts

Goa CM assures remaining Western Bypass will be constructed on stilts

Team Herald

PANJIM: Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant today assured the Goa Legislative Assembly that 1.2 km of the remaining work of the Western Bypass road will be constructed on stilts. 

This will be as per the recommendations of the 10 member panel appointed by the National Green Tribunal.  

Speaking on the concluding day of the session, CM informed the House that the project of 11.09 km lenght is expected to be completed by October 19, 2022. The entire cost of the project is 148.41 crore awarded to agency VK Rao Ltd. As of now, work of 8.87 kms is complete. 

As per modified scope of the Margao Western Bypass project and with High Court of Bombay at Goa monitoring the matter, out the balance work of 2.75 km, 1.2 km road will be elevated structure including approach road whereas the remaining 1.55 km will be on embankment. 

 "High Court has passed the order to clear all the obstruction with police protection and to ensure the balance work is expedited," he said. 

During the supplementary demand, opposition MLAs Digambar Kamat, Vijai Sardesai and Venzy Veigas sought for resolving the matter at the earliest and that the balance work is put up on stilt to avoid flooding in nearby areas. 

The bypass goes through   the shoulder of Margao city, Fatorda and Benaulim assembly constituencies


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