Aldona Congress block committee on Wednesday gheraoed PWD
road officials at Mapusa demanding resurfacing and repairs of road stretches in
villages like Pompurba- Ecoxim, Calvim and other places.
They also demanded installation of speedbreakers and said
that they would be compelled to come out on the road in protest if no steps
were initiated to repair bad road stretches.
Aldona Congress block committee led by general secretary
Amarnath Panjikar along with block president Ashwin Desouza and other members
gheraoed the PWD officials and questioned about various proposals that are
pending for last one year.
They submitted a memorandum demanding taking up of work
as early as possible.
Panjikar said that “last year in the month of February we
had met the engineer asking to repair the road stretch in Pompurba and we were
assured that it would be done, however, only patch work was carried out.”
“Now again we have been given an assurance that work
would be carried out as early as possible. Even internal roads in Calvim and
other places are in bad condition,” he said.
Apart from road repairs, their demand is also to install
speedbreakers at Olaulim-Sai Nagar junction at Gawar where several accidents
have taken place. “We have met the deputy collector who has assured us in that
regard,” he said.
Assistant engineer Satyendra Bhobe informed that “the
Aldona Congress block wants rumblers converted into speedbreakers at various
places in Aldona constituency for which we had tendered more than once but no
one was ready to take up the work. Now work order has been issued and so this
problem will be solved”.
Bhobe said that “we have carried out estimate of hot-mix
carpeting work of various roads and awaiting government’s approval and once we
get it hot mixing will be
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