Times of India | 2 months ago | 08-09-2022 | 04:40 pm
CANACONA: Three members of a family died on the spot, and several others injured, following a collision between two cars on the Manohar Parrikar National highway bypass at Rajbag-Tarir, Canacona, Wednesday evening. Police revealed the names of those dead as Ulhas Ram Nagekar, 64, his wife, Veena, 60, and son Harish, 35, all residents of Upasnagar, Vasco. The Nagekars, altogether eight members of the family, were natives of Majali, Karwar, and were travelling in one car. Several others from both vehicles sustained injuries – two among them are learnt to be critical – and are being treated in a hospital, Canacona PI Chandrakant Gawas said. Eyewitnesses told reporters that the driver of one of the cars lost control of the vehicle after it hit the divider, and consequently collided with the oncoming four-wheeler on the other lane. A driver of one of the cars also sustained injuries. A two-wheeler rider who was in front of one of the cars also sustained injuries owing to the impact of the collision, sources said. Incidentally, this is the 7th accident at this spot in recent times, eyewitnesses said. Locals voiced their concern over the frequent accidents that have taken place along this stretch of the highway of late. They pointed out that this was the seventh among the spate of accidents that have occurred at this spot recently. They have demanded that the authorities concerned devise a mechanism to curb accidents at the spot.
Vasco: The department of legal metrology during a raid at Housing Board Colony, Zuarinagar, Vasco of BPCL domestic LPG cylinders, found 13 of the domestic LPG cylinders to be underweight.On Monday, people residing in Lamani Colony, Zuarinagar raised a protest after finding some cylinders brought for distribution were short in weight.Both the delivery person and driver of the distribution vehicle abandoned the truck and fled from the site after consumers confronted the duo.Following the uproar, assistant controller, legal metrology, South Zone-I Margao, Nitin Purushan along with his team rushed to the site and conducted a raid. Purushan said that necessary action will be initiated against the gas agency as per provisions of the legal metrology rules and acts. The department has advised consumers to check the weight of a cylinder before buying it and check the verification certificate issued by the department, and also urged citizens to lodge complaints on the designated number.
Canacona: Public using the recently repaired Portuguese-era Ardhofond bridge in Canacona are facing health risks with the open extension joints of the bridge. The repairs of the bridge was taken up at an estimated cost of Rs 8 crore around six months ago and its extension joints were opened up and replaced at six places. The jonts were subsequently filled by a single layer of hotmix. “Some joints are as broad as six to eight inches, and light vehicles plying on the bridge can get stuck in these,” a senior citizen said, adding that if the joints are not filled in on priority, They will cause damage to the spinal cords of the users.Public works department’s technical assistant Sagar Shet, who was inspecting the work when it was taken up six months back, said he will bring it to the notice of the higher authority. Shet said that fresh hotmixing work in some areas of Canacona will be taken up in a week’s time, so the joints can be filled in then to ease the inconvenience to the commuters as of now.
Canacona: If the construction work of the Rs 11 crore 3-storey administrative-cum-commercial building of the Canacona Municipal Council (CMC) is not carried out as per the specifications and designs, then it will not be tolerated said assembly speaker and Canacona MLA Ramesh Tawadkar, in a veiled warning to the contractor of the Goa State Urban Development Agency.Councillors have been complaining of the delays in works during the monthly council meetings and also the faulty designs, he said.Recently, the matter was brought to the notice of the Canacona MLA by CMC chairperson Ramakant Naik Gaunkar and a joint inspection was also held .CMC complained of non-availability of the construction plan at the work site besides faulty execution of the work. They also highlighted the poor quality construction material and lack of curing for the structure.The contractor said that the site was handed over to him one and half year late. “Initially, the demolition of the old building had to be done by the CMC. We waited for it to happen for more than six months. Only in April could the work start. I will try my best to complete it in the given timeframe,” he added.Initially, demolition of the old building had to be done by the CMC. We waited for it to happen for more than six months. Only in April could the work start. I will try my best to complete it in the given timeframe
Vasco: Dabolim airport police inspector (PI) Ravi Dessai and Dabolim airport traffic cell PI Rahul Dhamshekar have warned taxi operators at the international airport, Dabolim not to indulge in any illegal activities or violate the Motor Vehicles Act.The in-charge of the twin police cells at the international airport called taxi operators affiliated to the united taximen association operating yellow-black taxis and the Taj counter to brief them about traffic rules and that action will be initiated if any traffic rules are violated.Both Dabolim airport police and traffic cell have started taking action against touts under the supervision of the deputy superintendent of police Vasco sub-division Salim Shaikh as well as the superintendent of police (South) following complaints from few authorised taxi operators. tnn
Vasco: Vasco police on Saturday registered an offence of culpable homicide not amounting to murder against the juvenile car driver involved in the Chicalim fatal accident case. A woman scooterist, Rina Fernandes, was killed on the spot while her nephew, Vellin Fernandes was grievously injured in a car collision that occured near the St Anthony Cross at Chicalim on Friday afternoon. “Looking at the gravity of the offence committed by the juvenile/child in conflict with law, Vasco police have moved a letter to the principal magistrate, Juvenile Justice Board (South), Apna Ghar Merces and judicial magistrate first class, Vasco with the intimation about addition of Section 304 of the Indian Penal Code in the case,” Vasco PI Kapil Nayak stated. Nayak said that a letter has been also moved to the assistant director of transport, Mapusa to initiate necessary action under Section 199 (A), sub section 4 and 5 of the Motor Vehicle Act against the car owner and the juvenile driver, which will lead to cancellation of the vehicle registration for a period of 12 months. Also, the offence will prevent the issuance of driving or learner’s licence to the juvenile driver until he attains the age of 25 years, Nayak said.“Presently, the child in conflict with law is lodged at Apna Ghar, Merces and will be produced before the Juvenile Justice Board on November 29,” the Vasco PI said. tnn