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Heavy vehicles under scanner at Canacona

CANACONA: Canacona deputy collector Sagun Velip has directed the government of various departments to check out the stretch of road from Karmal Ghat to Pollem on February 19 and to spot the different spots the place signboards and speed breakers are required to be installed.

To talk about the issue of the accident danger posed to locals by speeding heavy automobiles in this stretch, the deputy collector on Monday convened a gathering at the Poinguinim panchayat premises.

Locals raised problems reminiscent of speeding by heavy automobiles entering the state, drunken driving, road digging for cable objective, open roadside shoulders, and timber along roadsides that pose a threat to passers-by, alleging that these are the primary reasons of various accidents .

Velip mentioned that a weighing device would be supplied to test all overloaded heavy automobiles entering Canacona. He additionally suggested the visitors mobile and RTO to position each and every driver in the course of the breathalyser test, particularly at evening.

Stating that there is not any crane in Canacona taluka, locals mentioned that each time an accident happens one must be introduced in from Margao, which takes about two hours and results in visitors logjam in the interim. The deputy collector agreed to their call for for a crane .

The meeting was once attended by South Goa DySP Uttam Raut Dessai and heads of various departments, like visitors mobile, police, forest, excise, roads, RTO of Canacona taluka, mamlatdar Raghuraj Faldesai, and sarpanchs and panchs of Loliem and Poinguinim panchayats and ocals from Poinguinim .

Goa Congress Secretary Janardhan Bhandari mentioned that there is not any proper coordination between various departments of the federal government. The executive permits 24-tyre vans without a inspection, he mentioned.

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