Goa : PWD minister Deepak Pauskar said on Friday that all roads across the state will be repaired before January 1, 2021, prior to implementation of provisions of the new Motor Vehicles Act in Goa. Pauskar was speaking after inspecting construction work of the new Zuari bridge.The first 224 cables of the new eight-lane cable-stayed bridge were pulled on Friday.“Work to repair roads is on in full swing across 12 talukas. Due to the pandemic, work could not take place for eight months. Now, the situation has normalised,” said Pauskar.
The PWD minister said that while one four-lane section of the new bridge would be open to the public by May 2021, the entire eight-lane structure would be ready for use by December 2021.The bridge is being constructed by Bhopal-based Dilip Buildcon at a cost of Rs 1,403 crore. It is funded by the Centre, and work on it began in October 2016.“All national highway works will be ready for use by May 2021,” Pauskar said. “We have already received the necessary funds from the Centre.
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