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Capt. Venzy Viegas exposes poor condition of Colva traffic cell; calls for its upgrade



Aam Aadmi Party Benaulim MLA Capt. Venzy Viegas on Saturday raised concerns about the condition of the Colva traffic cell and called for it to be upgraded or relocated to Margao.

Viegas asserted that the fact that there is no basic infrastructure at the Colva traffic cell constitutes a violation of Basic Human Rights.  

The Colva Traffic Cell, who works tirelessly, is in a terrible state. They do not have a place to rest, and there is no pantry. In addition, water leaks from the roof in the office during the monsoon. Because there is no appropriate disposal facility, toilet sewerage is left in the open, and no maintenance is performed on the property.

Viegas said that it is time to either upgrade the infrastructure facilities for the Traffic Cell and the Home Guards, or move the traffic cell staff back to Margao.

Viegas further explained that the traffic cell does not have maps for its jurisdiction nor does it have a Disaster Traffic Management Plan. If there is a tsunami, the traffic situation will be unmanageable and we may end up in a paranoid situation due to lack of resources.