Panaji: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Girish Chodankar has lamented government’s failure to take contractor to task, due to which the huge traffic jams are witnessed every day on both the sides of Zuari Bridge.
Chodankar has said that Congress party, along with the affected travelers, will hold massive protest march on Zuari Bridge, if the problem is not solved in next 3 days.
The Congress leader said that people travelling to their offices or tourists heading towards the Airport are caught up in a bad traffic mess as a result they reach their destinations delayed.
He pointed out that several Ambulances are also stuck in the traffic endangering the lives of patients due to delay in reaching Goa Medical College and Hospital.
Chodankar said that government has been treating the contractor as their son-in-law, allowing him to flout all the rules from the book.
He said that it was duty of the contractor to ensure smooth flow of traffic even when construction of the road or Zuari Bridge is taken up.
“People are left stranded in traffic during the day. Travel time between Margao and Panaji has been increased, at least, by an hour,” he said.
Chodankar said that government has taken people for granted and is not bothered even to sit and work out solution for this problem.