By Accommodation Times Bureau
The audit of major bridges along the national highways in Goa has been
conducted, and the audit has indicated that the structures are stable and having no
danger at all. The Public Works Department (PWD) has stated in its report to the
government that none of the bridge requires any major repairs.
Uttam Parsekar -PWD Principal Engineer has informed that they have completed
the stability and safety audit of bridges in the state, in a phased manner. He also
said that the audit report of major bridges like Mandovi, Zuari, Colvale, Borim,
etc, have finished and a report in this regard is being submitted to PWD minister
Ramkrishna; Sudin; Dhavalikar.
"The audit of these bridges has found that there is no danger," he insistently said.
Parsekar also admitted that the audit of the remaining bridges would also be carried
out soon, and the report will be submitted to the government.
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had ordered the PWD to carry out the stability
and safety audit report of all old bridges, including those that are not in use, and
submit its findings by June 30, 2017, along with measures for rehabilitation.
The orders came after the collapse of a footbridge at Sanvordem in May, earlier
this year, where two persons lost their lives.
PWD has expressed confidence relevant to the structural stability of bridges in the
state, emphasizing that the department conducts safety audits of all bridges twice a
year. Rarifying the safety checks, PWD officials indicated that the inspection is
undertaken to keep a check on the deck slab levels, corrosion and other changes in
the bridge conditions.