Cortalim MLA wants solution to Santrat water-logging

Goemkarponn desk

CORTALIM: Cortalim MLA Anton Vas said that he will put up a proposal before Collector to put a one-speed breaker, three culverts and one service road for the road stretch from Santrat to Kesarval.
On Friday morning, a joint inspection was held by the Cortalim MLA Antonio Vas along with the PWD, National Highway Authority, Water Resource department and other concerned authorities to understand the ground reality of the waterlogging of the Santrat fields, chocking of cross drains, need of the speed breaker at Vailankani chapel and a service road next to National Highway at Kesarval T-junction where people find it difficult to cross the road to move towards Quelossim.
Along with MLA Vas, the government officials inspected the road stretch from Kesarval to the Cortalim-Santrat slope, which is prone to several problems from Water logging, speeding vehicles, chocked drains, and pedestrians safety.
Speaking to the reporters, Cortalim MLA Antonio Vas said that in past the local farmers have suffered losses due to the water-logging in the low lying fields of Cortalim-Satrat area.
He further said that during heavy rainfall, the old cross drains, which are important for the flow of rainwater, got chocked, which further led to the stagnation of water in the fields.
“I will be putting a proposal for three culverts that will ease rainwater flow,” he said.
When asked about the need for the speed breaker, Vas informed that at the slope, the fast speeding vehicles sometimes lead to accidents, and for the safety of the people and pedestrians, there is a need for the speed breaker Vailankani chapel.
He also informed that many people coming from Margao, Verna side, who want to go to Quelossim have to go all the way to Santrat and then come to Quelossim as it becomes difficult to cross the lane.
“Therefore, to avoid this problem, a suggestion to build a service road at Kesarval T-junction has been put up. All these works likely to be complete before Monsoon,” Vas added.

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