Panaji: The North District Magistrate has imposed ban on road digging and cutting across all cities, villages in the district for a period of 60 days from May 15.
The Magistrate has issued order under section 144 of Code of Criminal Procedure. It has said that no cutting or digging of public roads can be undertaken without prior permission.
“Under the section, it has prohibited any person, agency, organization, Government Department, local body, public sector undertaking etc. from undertaking 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 from the undersigned,” the order stated.
“This order will be in effect from May 15, 2019, and will remain in force for 60 days,” it added.
All emergency digging will be covered immediately within less than six hours of digging and properly paved/cemented with 24 hours.
Any person, agency or department contravening this order will be liable for punishment under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.