Thursday, 27 July 2017

New Mandovi Bridge by May ‘18 Zuari bridge by ‘19

PORVORIM: The State government on Wednesday informed the Legislative Assembly that the third bridge over River Mandovi would be completed by May 2018, while the cable-stayed bridge over River Zuari is likely to be completed by November 2019.

PORVORIM: The State government on Wednesday informed the Legislative Assembly that the third bridge over River Mandovi would be completed by May 2018, while the cable-stayed bridge over River Zuari is likely to be completed by November 2019.

In a reply tabled on the Floor of the House, PWD Minister Ramakirshna (Sudin) Dhavalikar stated that the third Mandovi bridge was likely to be completed by May 31, 2018.
The eight-lane cable stayed bridge over River Zuari is expected to be ready by November 29, 2019, the Minister said. Dhavalikar said that till date only two per cent of the work of the Zuari Bridge had been completed. The bridge will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 1403 crore.
“The funds have already been received from the Central government,” the Minister said. “But, as per rule funds are never transferred to the State government. All the sanctioned funds remains with the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways, Government of India and bills paid from time to time by the Regional Officer,” he clarified.

Dhavalikar was replying to two separate questions on the status of the bridges over River Mandovi and River Zuari. The questions were tabled by Leader of the Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar and Congress MLA Pratapsingh Rane. 

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Source: Herald, Goa