PONDA: PWD Minister Nilesh Cabral today inspected the old Portuguese-era Borim bridge site.
Speaking to the media, after inspection, Cabral said that the government had cleared the remains of the old Borim bridge.
He recalled the Portuguese bombarded the bridge during Goa Liberation, and after that, the government constructed a new bridge, but these old remains posed a risk to water navigation and other activities.
“It was in the river for a long time, and finally, the government cleared it. Since the bridge was historical, its approach road ramp structure site on the Zuari river bank will be preserved. It is PWD property now,” said the Minister.
He also said that two labourers died while clearing the old bridge structure.
He also said that he would inspect the Ponda Sewerage Plant (STP) after Goa Assembly Session.
“Development works are taken for public welfare, so people should bear some hardship while undertaking those work,” Cabral said.
He said his effort would be to complete the bridge at the earliest.
He also said the new Borim Bridge construction will be taken after completing the missing link road work.
“The new bridge will connect the missing link towards the Borim side,” he said.
He admitted that the Borim bridge condition is affected, but he said time to time, its strengthening work is taken by NH officials.