Times of India | 2 months ago | 18-09-2022 | 04:30 am
Canacona: A container truck fell on its side and collided against the crash barriers at Karmalghat, early Saturday morning.The Maharashtra-registrated truck was travelling from Karnataka towards Margao, and on reaching a slight turn at Karmalghat, the vehicle fell on its left side and crashed into the barriers. The driver and cleaner escaped with minor injuries.“In order to give sufficient space to an oncoming vehicle, the tyres on the left side of the trailer went slightly off road, which triggered its massive fall onto the crash barriers,” police said.Meanwhile, a car crashed into a roadside electricity pole at Devbhaga on the Agonda-Canacona road in the early hours of Saturday.Sources said that the car was travelling from Agonda to Canacona at high speed, and immediately after crossing the sharp turn at Devbhaga crashed into the pole.A display board of a resort was also damaged. Around five occupants were in the car at the time of the mishap, and all of them escaped without any major injuries.
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.
PANAJI: BJP South Goa in-charge and Union minister of state for skill development and entrepreneurship, electronics and IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, will hold a brainstorm meeting with BJP functionaries, ministers and MLAs at Margao to chalk out a plan to win the South Goa Lok Sabha parliamentary seat. Chandrasekhar will arrive in Goa on Tuesday on a two-day visit as part of the Lok Sabha Pravas programme. He will visit the district office at Margao and meet the chairperson and councillors of the Margao Municipal Council and sarpanches, deputy sarpanches and elected representatives of South Goa panchayats and zilla parishad. Discussions will be held on the progress of Central government schemes in the region.
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
MARGAO: Shikhar Kalash Pratishthapana Suvarn Mahotsav will be celebrated at Shree Ramnath Damodar Saunsthan in Zambaulim from November 27 to December 2. Addressing reporters, president of the Saunsthan, Manjunath Pai Dukle, revealed details of the events lined up for the 6-day event. Shree Saunsthan Gokarn Partagali Jeevottam Mathadheesh Vidyadheesh Teerth Sripad Vader Swami will attend the Mahapoornahuti of Anushthan on December 2. Vijayrathotsav will be held on November 30.