PORVORIM: Minister Govind Gaude said Bhoma villagers would be given alternative plots and rehabilitated accordingly in case there is any loss of houses and land due to highway widening issues.
“Bhoma villagers will be given alternative plots and rehabilitated accordingly in case there is any loss of houses and land due to highway widening issues,” said Gaude.
He further said that improper road planning is a cause of rising accidents at Bhoma.
“Alignment of the national highway at Bhoma will solve the problem. Vehicles need to avoid speeding, and shops at the roadside need to shift their location,” he added.
The villagers of Bhoma strongly oppose widening NH4A from Bhoma Bazaar, and the Bhoma panchayat has also supported the villagers.
Locals had suggested that the government must find an alternative route for this road.
Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari has said that he will look into the request for a bypass road by halting the proposed plan to expand the existing highway passing through Corlim and Bhoma villages of North Goa.
Union minister of state for tourism Shripad Naik had written to Gadkari to consider the villagers’ request for a bypass road.