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Rs 100 crore overbridge at Chimbel gets NHAI approval

PANAJI: The state govt has gained an in-principle approval from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for development of a Rs 100 crore price overbridge on the Chimbel-Ribandar junction. The nearly 200m lengthy overbridge will arise on the junction at Chimbel, across the bypass at Old Goa passing by way of the Kadamba Plateau.

The Old Goa bypass was once built in 2004 and its enlargement came about in 2014 at a cost of around Rs 300 crore.

Construction of the Chimbel overbridge, alternatively, has been pending as land acquisition for the challenge was once challenged in the top court. The challenge, which was once previous expected to be completed by means of 2016, was once not on time and needed to be then reworked to ensure its sooner completion.

While the Old Goa bypass helped commuters steer clear of the Ribander causeway whilst travelling at the Panaji-Old Goa direction and further in opposition to Ponda, visitors would nonetheless slow down close to the Chimbel junction, despite the four-laning, as automobiles meet at this crossroads. The Chimbel overbridge, as soon as built, will permit automobiles at the bypass a sooner passage.

Further forward at the bypass direction, a vehicular underpass is under development on the Old Goa-Karmali junction, which may even get rid of clashing of automobiles at this spot. The estimated price of this underpass is Rs 40 crore.

Speeding automobiles at the Old Goa bypass, together with heavy automobiles, since the enlargement of this a part of the NH 4 has grow to be a cause for the concern for locals of Chimbel and Old Goa. The absence of vehicular overbridges and underpasses at junctions have resulted in them turning into accident vulnerable zones.

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