Panaji: Since there was a shortage of labour and material due the ongoing pandemic, one lane of the new Zuari bridge won’t meet the June deadline, said PWD minister Deepak Pauskar, adding that both lanes of the bridge will now be ready by December 2021.
“The work has kept getting delayed and will now be completed by December 2021. Some or the other difficulty kept cropping up. Because of Covid material was not coming on time and there was a shortage of labour,” Pauskar said.
He said that work on the approach road from Bambolim upto Agasaim was 70% complete. “Ninety-five percent of the work on the road on Verna side of the approach road is complete. Work on one lane of the bridge is 80% complete,” Pauskar said.
“We wanted to start one four-lane road for use by May or June 2021. The contractor was working accordingly. I personally visited the workshop. Only fitting of the superstructure is pending. Technical persons are required to carry out this work as it is a highly skilled job. We have to also keep quality in mind for such a big project,” the PWD minister said.
Work on the eight-lane bridge started in October 2016.
Year : 2016
Project Name : New Zuari Bridge
Location : Panaji, Goa