Reportedly the cable stayed Atal Setu arm will be closed for road repair work.
In a bid to complete the repair work at the Atal Setu Bridge in Goa, the North Goa Collector has ordered the closure of the cable-stayed arm from Merces Circle. As per reports, the route will remain suspended for public use for a period of 100 days, until November 20. The order has been finalised after the no-objection clearance of the DSP Traffic at Panjim, claimed the Collector.
Repair work at Atal Setu Bridge
Standing as the third-longest cable-stayed bridge in India, the Atal Setu Bridge is a 5.1km stretch that connects Panjim and Porvorim. The bridge was commissioned for public use in February 2019 to facilitate travel for about 65,000 individuals daily, over the Mandovi river. However, it has now been closed on the North end, near Merces Circle to conduct repair works.
Earlier, the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC) has also requested for the closing of traffic here for a 3-month period to undertake the overlaying work from the Merces Circle to KTC bus stand. As per the GSDIC's appeal to the North Goa Collector, the traffic suspension was lined up from July 31 to October 31.
The deputy superintendent of police (DySP) traffic Panajim has now cleared a non-objection for the closure, read reports. As per his recommendations, the route will now be shut until November 20, 2021, for repair work, the North Goa Collector stated.
With inputs from TOI