Vasco: Cortalim MLA Alina Saldanha has issued directions to all the concerned authorities to implement measures to ensure safety of motorists and pedestrians including school students on internal roads in Cortalim.
Saldanha had a site inspection of various internal roads on Friday owing to movement of heavy trucks on the narrow roads which she said endangers the commuters.
“The two roads from Cortalim cross junction to Thana junction and from Sotrant to Thana junction are under notification prohibiting movement of heavy vehicles and this needs to be implemented strictly,” said Saldanha and further maintained that officials of Dilip Buildcon Ltd (DBL) have assured of assisting the PWD in erecting signboards at the entry points of these roads.
Saldanha said that road safety measures need to be put in place and enforced strictly on various internal roads of Cortalim. She impressed upon the officials to make all the necessary arrangements keeping in mind the safety of people especially the school and college-going children.
It was also suggested to DBL not to carry on with the work on the road during the school hours, which was accepted by the project manager. The traffic police representative was also requested to study the possibility of installing traffic signals to monitor traffic flow and ensure safety of pedestrians while crossing.
The site inspection was carried out following a meeting with District Road Safety Council South. Alina informed that notification regarding ‘no entry for heavy vehicles’ has not been implemented on two internal roads in Cortalim and as a result many villagers have met with accidents with some losing their lives. She recalled that an elderly woman lost her life after she came under the wheels of a heavy vehicle.