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Panaji: August 1, 2019

                                                                                          Sravana 10, 1941  


District Magistrate (DM), North Goa has prohibited that no person, agency, organization, Government Department, local body, public sector undertaking etc. shall undertake any digging or cutting of any of the public roads and its shoulders including on all the city and village roads without prior written permission of the DM, North.

This probation will not be applicable to any road digging done by any Government public utility service providing department such as electricity, BSNL and PWD for urgent repairs of electric cables, telecommunication cables and pipelines. Also digging by local bodies for repairs of road and for division of water in emergency cases will not attract restrictions contained in this Order.  The Order further states that such emergency digging will be covered immediately within less than 6 hours of digging and properly paved/cemented within 24 hours.

Any person, agency or department etc. contravening this Order will be liable for punishment under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code. The order will  come in the force immediately and will remain in force for sixty days.