Cortalim traffic jam: DGP stresses on discipline, road safety


VASCO: The director general of police (DGP) Dr Muktesh Chander in an advisory to citizens and tourists have requested their cooperation with police by starting their journey early to the airport  in view of the slow pace of traffic along the NH17 from Agassaim to Cortalim due to the bad condition of roads.

DGP Chander carried out a joint inspection of the affected portion of the road at Agassaim and Cortalim on Tuesday evening along with the  inspector general of police (IGP) Dr Jaspal Singh, superintendent of police (traffic) Dinraj Govekar, deputy superintendent of police (traffic) Dharmesh Angle and Prabodh Shirvoikar, chief engineer (NH) Vijaykumar Verenkar, Karnal Upadhyay and other officials of the PWD and NH.

The DGP stressed on traffic discipline and road safety. He was satisfied about the safety aspects of commuters and vehicular riders which are of paramount importance on either side of the Zuari Bridge, maintained by the traffic cell and police personnel in view of the ongoing construction work of the new Zuari Bridge and parallel roads by Dilip Buildcon Ltd (DBL).

PWD officials assured the DGP that the repair works at the affected portion of the road will be done on a war footing, despite the heavy rain.

The DGP took stock of the situation and directed the PWD and BDL authorities to remove or push back the barricades wherever the construction work of the pillars are completed, helping to widen the road, probably towards Agassaim.

Dr Chander observed that the traffic movement on either side of the Zuari Bridge has improved to a great extent on Tuesday as against the last two days.

While taking stock of the situation, Dr Chander also noticed that the cement, dust and gravel which were used to remove the potholes that have developed in the middle of the road on Monday night, following massive traffic jam were washed away on Tuesday afternoon due to heavy rain.