The long awaited Cable Strayed Bridge across the Zuari River is expected to be completed by December 2020.Construction had begun way back in 2016.
The new bridge whose contract has been given to M/S Dillip Buildcon Limited has so far seen 60% of the work in completion stage and the rest is progressing rapidly towards completion. The firm has also won the contract for construction of approach roads and flyovers wherever necessary.
The bridge will start its journey from Keserval Slope and end at Bambolim near the Military Camp. Access ramps for traffic to enter and exit the bridge at major junctions which include Cortalim circle for Vasco and Ponda bound traffic, Agasiam junction for vehicles heading towards Old Goa Velha road will also be part of the project An elevated 4-lane bypass made of cement is part of the project at Agasiam and Bambolim cross.
So far the installation of deck slabs is going on in full swing at Thana and Goa Velha junction, while the elevated cement expressway has already been completed at Bambolim. The highly debated diversion of traffic between Thana and for laying of deck slab wings will however be delayed by 8-months said the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant during his visit to check the progress of the bridge.
The total expenditure of the bridge is Rs 3,500 Crores has been eagerly awaited for completion by many daily commuters who have been victims of the massive traffic jams that occur due to the construction work and narrow existing bridge. The 8-lane cable stayed bridge will be named after Goa’s Ex Chief Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar and will have two viewing galleries and a restaurant as well.
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