Goa needs good infrastructure which is currently so amiss. Instead of wasting tax payers money on pipe dream projects the government should put the money in proper infrastructure.
The ongoing construction work on the third Mandovi bridge has made traffic jams in Porvorim a regular feature over the last couple of years. With the arrival of the tourist season and visitors pouring in, the jams have become inevitable.
Many citizens took to social media this week to complain about the inconvenience to locals due to the daily jams, unknown to Goa otherwise. Other netizens asked that the work on the Mandovi bridge be expedited. The ongoing construction has further narrowed the road.
Users of the NH 17 along the Porvorim-Panaji route spend up to 45 minutes to an hour every day to cover the roughly eight-kilometre stretch that constitutes the Porvorim area.
The lack of an alternate route worsens the situation. The two Mandovi bridges are the only routes available to residents of Mapusa, Sangolda, Saligao, Candolim, Calangute, Baga, Porvorim, Pilerne, Verem to Panaji.