Panaji: August 30, 2022

The Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant inaugurated the Centre Closure Segment of the ongoing Zuari bridge at Agassaim today. The Dilip Buildcon Limited which has undertaken the construction of the bridge had organized the event. The centre closure span was lifted at the hands of the Chief Minister after the performance of pooja.

The Chief Minister reiterated Government’s commitment to improve infrastructural development and at the same time assured to extend benefits of schemes to the people. Government has disbursed an amount of Rs 132 crores out of Rs. 144 crores under various schemes and the rest of the amount will be disbursed in the days to come, he said. The Government is serious about the welfare of people and cited the example of handing over appointment letters under harness scheme to 12 beneficiaries whose family members were lost due to accidents, he added.

The Chief Minister further said the Government is concerned about the safety/security of people and therefore has taken to develop adequate infrastructure for the transport sector. The Government he said has incurred around Rs. 22 thousand crore rupees on various infrastructural projects. The architect of the ongoing dream bridge project he said is Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari who has stood behind to make the dream of building such a bridge with new advanced technology.

The Chief Minister informed that the Cable Stayed bridge is a 8 lane by taking into consideration the future needs. The stretch of cable-stayed bridge is 640 mts. He appreciated the stakeholders of Dilip Build Con and the staff for taking up the construction with dedication.

Minister for PWD, Shri Nilesh Cabral expressing happiness to witness the event of Centre Closure segment said that the work of construction of the ongoing bridge would be completed soon and would be opened for the public. This cable-stayed bridge is the second longest bridge in the country. The hands working behind this project are doing a marvelous job. This bridge will be an iconic one for Goa and would strengthen the infrastructure of Goa, he added.

Principal Chief Engineer, PWD, Shri Uttam Parsekar, Chief Engineer, MORTH, Government of India, Shri Dinesh Gupta; Vice Chairman, GSIDC, Shri Vinod Naik; Project Manager, DBL, Shri Dev Patil; Vice- President DBL Shri Atul Joshi, and others were among those prominent present on the occasion.


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