The 15-km-long Colva-Cavelossim stretch, which got a carpet of hot mix in the run-up to the international summit, saw its speed breakers being removed to facilitate the smooth movement of VVIP motorcades from resorts to conference venues and back. Over a week has passed since the conclusion of the BRICS summit, yet notified speed breakers that were removed from the road and other internal roads in its vicinity, are yet to be installed.
Sources in the South Goa traffic cell said that with the event now over, police are still contemplating on the type of speed breakers to be laid; humps, ramblers or strips. The authority’s indecisiveness appears to be taking a toll on commuters in the meanwhile. According to a source, on Sunday morning, a youth speeding on a two-wheeler along the road, rammed into the back of a car. Fortunately, he didn’t sustain any serious injuries.
This, however, is not the first accident after the fresh coat of hot mix was laid. Sources said there have been several collisions along the road, especially in the wee hours, and that parties prefer settling matters amicably, indicating that none of the cases get recorded at the local police station.
When DySP (Traffic) Praboth Shirvoikar, was questioned about the delay in installing speed breakers along the road, he said he already written to the PWD urging that the task is completed on a priority.