Rs78.32-crore bridge for 200 Tiracol villagers

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October 14, 2013 at 11:11 am #4723

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said the estimated cost of the Keri-Tiracol bridge is `78.32 crore, while the number of people staying in the Tiracol village is just 205.

“This bridge is being constructed as per the budget announcement and is not based strictly on need parameters,” he added, pointing out, “Besides, the bridge links the part of Goa, which for past 50 years has remained de-linked from the state. Moreover, the Aronda-Kiranpani link bypasses the Goan village of Tiracol,” he noted.

In a written reply to the state legislative assembly, Parrikar said  the proposed Keri-Tiracol bridge is designed to cater traffic volume of 1,600 passenger car unit.    
“The Keri-Tiracol bridge will provide transport convenience to the people commuting from Keri to Tiracol,” Parrikar informed the House, stating that in addition, there will be boost in development of tourism activities on Tiracol side by which the number of tourists will increase, thereby resulting in more revenue generation. 

“The Keri-Tiracol bridge is not a signature bridge but a simple arch bridge having span of 210 mt,” he mentioned, noting that the 210 mt span is inevitable due to environmental compliances.

Source/Reference: Navhind Times, “Rs78.32-crore bridge for 200 Tiracol villagers

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