PANJIM: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) saiod that it will construct a 5.15-km-long six-lane elevated corridor from Sangolda junction to Majestic Hotel section, Porvorim so as to ease traffic congestion on the National Highway.
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said, “In Goa, we are developing a 5.15-km-long, six lane elevated corridor including approaches between Sangolda Junction to the Majestic hotel section of NH-66 at a cost of Rs 641.46 crore,”
He further said that this project will resolve the traffic congestion in the section of NH-66 leading up to Panaji city and also channel accessibility to the newly-commissioned Mopa International Airport.
“The project upon completion is expected to give impetus to tourism and industry in the State,” Gadkari said.
The Goa Government in a recent state review cleared the consent terms of the six-lane elevated highway from the Guirim junction to Teen Building (near Gauri petrol pump) in Porvorim.
The plan for this 27-m-wide road has been finalised in a way that affected locals will be compensated with a relocated accommodation, with special floor area ratio, as per present market rates. This project is expected to complete at a budget of ₹450 in the coming years.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant thanking Gadkari said, This elevated corridor shall strengthen the road infrastructure in the State and bring ease to the commuters.”