PONDA: This is the Development Model of the Goa Government, teh Khandepar Bridge was Inaugurated years ago sans any approach road leading to accidents at OPA junctions.
The locals now demand the construction of the approach road at the earliest.
Yesterday, the Car and KTC bus travelling on the wrong side hit each other. A similar accident happened between Omni Car and Tempo during the New Year occasion in Dec 2022.
According to Khandepar locals, there is no approach road to the new Khandepar bridge, which was inaugurated in 2018, and this is one major reason for the chaos.
The vehicles travel through the service road.
The visitors come from other states, unaware of the road situation; while proceeding towards Usgao often take the service road towards the bridge and meet with an accident.
Google map showing the wrong way also adds to the problem, locals said.
Locals suggest that to prevent accidents, rumbler strips should be installed on both sides of the underpass. To avoid rumblers on the left side of the underpass, vehicles take the right side and meet in accidents.