PONDA: Villagers of Bhoma have once again turned furious over the road widening issue and have threatened to hit the road with protest if the government forcibly try to widen the Corlim-Bhoma NH-4A through the village without their consent.
Speaking to Goemkarponn, Sanjay Naik, a villager of Bhoma, alleged that the government for trying to unload the raw material in the village in a suspicious way.
He alleged that the government is trying to widen the NH4A through Bhoma village by bulldozing the villagers’ voices.
Informing that dozens of houses, sacred places and temples will be demolished and multiple trees will have to face an axe if the government tries to force their proposed plan on the village, Naik said, “We will not allow the government to destroy our village and the village culture. PWD Minister Nilesh Cabral is sitting in the city and stating that only empty structures will get demolished. That is not at all the case. Instead of commenting without having detailed knowledge, I would request the honourable Minister to visit the site and learn about the actual situation”, said Naik.
Informing about Bhoma Village’s rich culture, Naik said that according to the National Highway norm 2002, no National Highway is allowed to be routed through the area carrying cultural importance”.
Naik alleged that government officials on Monday began to mark the private property for expansion of the National Highway without having a proper acquisition of the said property.
Villager Gulab Naik urged the government to consider an alternate route for the widening of the road without destroying the village.