Panaji: A motorist from South Tiswadi seeking to return from West Bambolim Government Services opposite Fulancho Khuris has to travel approximately two kilometers towards Goa Medical College. A similar problem faces those entering the highway from the east side of Moita, Agasaim.
The lack of signage all along the highway in the St André district also adds to the confusion for two-wheeler drivers and other motorists.
This disorderly movement of traffic and the possibility of accidents prompted St Andre MLA Viresh Borkar to meet with the Chief Engineer of PWD to discuss these key issues including the improvement and redesign of the road from the Kadamba plateau to the Anne’s Church in Telaulim. “Many fatal accidents have happened at this location in the recent past,” Borkar said.
He also sought an expert opinion from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) regarding the steep grade road in Telaulim. A cattle crossing near Bambolim was considered, but was not pursued. Borkar raised the question of the possibility of building an air bridge near Fulancho Khuris (Bambolim Cross). “There are many road safety issues in terms of blind spots, traffic lights from Bambolim to Agasaim NH66 and other St Andre constituency road issues,” he said.
A cattle pass usable by two-wheelers and cars is provided at the Moira Junction. But the height can be less.