VASCO: Repeated digging of a road in Vasco has invited the ire of the public as the work is proving to be a major hurdle for the smooth flow of vehicular traffic.
The Sewerage and Infrastructure Development Corporation of Goa (SIDCG) has taken up the digging work on the recently asphalted F L Gomes road near the Mormugao municipal building in order to reconstruct a manhole.
After the SIDCG replaced the corroded underground pipeline in the town, hot-mix carpeting of the roads was done by spending lakhs of rupees.
State Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) senior vice-president Jose Philip D’Souza criticised the government authorities for failing to co-ordinate over the works.
In a press note issued here, D’Souza pointed out that the PWD had taken up digging work near the MMC building a couple of days back and it was causing traffic congestion during the peak hours.
He said now the ongoing work of manhole reconstruction is inconveniencing the people with the traffic coming to a grinding halt during the peak hours.
“The government departments involved in the construction of roads and sewerage network lack co-ordination between them. Due to improper planning Vasco is in mess,” D’Souza has been quoted as saying.
He said proper coordination could have saved a lot of government funds as well as avoided inconvenience to the public.
When contacted, assistant engineer of PWD (sewerage section), Prakash Pai, said that the work of the reconstruction of manhole has been taken up by SIDCG and it has obtained necessary permissions.
He said the reconstruction of the manhole is important for the smooth flow of sewage through the underground sewerage line.
He said the PWD has planned to hot-mix carpet the entire F L Gomes road, however, the dates have not been finalised.