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Goa’s road infra to get a boost, elevated corridor expected to ease traffic connection in Porvorim

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari announces Centre to spend Rs 641 cr approx for 6-lane elevated corridor, CM thanks the Centre



Panaji: In a major boost to Goa’s road transport, Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday announced that his ministry is developing a 5.15 km long 6-lane elevated corridor including approaches between Sangolda junction to the Majestic hotel section of NH-66 at a cost of Rs 641.46 crore.

“This project will resolve the traffic congestion in the section of NH-66 leading up to Panaji City and also channel accessibility to the newly commissioned MOPA airport. The project upon completion is expected to give impetus to tourism and industry in the State,” Gadkari said in his tweet.

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has thanked the union minister for an elevated corridor that will strengthen the road infrastructure.
“I thank Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri @nitin_gadkari Ji for sanctioning the 5.15 km long 6-lane elevated corridor. This elevated corridor shall strengthen the road infrastructure in the state and bring ease to the commuters,” the CM tweeted in reply to the union minister’s tweet.

In October 2022, Goa PWD Minister Nilesh Cabral had said the work on the Porvorim elevated corridor (highway on stilts) would be tendered within the next four months and that, the project would take about 4-5 years.

He had appealed to people to bear with inconvenience as there was no option to divert traffic on the highway at Porvorim.