Panaji: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday inaugurated the first phase of new bridge on the Zuari river which will improve connectivity between North and South Goa.
Gadkari in presence of chief minister Pramod Sawant, Union Minister Shripad Naik and others inaugurated the bridge in a function held on the site. He also inaugurated the approach roads to the bridge from Bambolim to Verna villages.
The government has claimed that this would be India’s widest cable stayed bridge, once it is fully completed.
The bridge is part of a Rs 2,530 crore project covering a distance of 13.2 kilometres between Bambolim and Verna villages.
Dilip Buildcon Limited, which is constructing the new Zuari bridge, has said thatthe entire eight-lane project will be completed by April, 2023.