Govt will embark on 4-lane project on Panjim-Old Goa route: Sudin


 Announcing that the government will embark on a four-lane pilot project on the Panjim-Old Goa section with a dedicated lane for two-wheelers, Transport Minister, Sudin Dhavlikar made a strong case for compulsory helmets and awareness amongst students on road safety and traffic discipline, as the week-long 24th Road Safety Week got underway in the state on Tuesday.

“If implemented successfully, the project with dedicated lane for two-wheelers, will be executed on the state highway, NH and major district roads”, Dhavlikar said, after launching the road safety week at the Ravindra bhavan here this morning.

He said the government will take a call on making helmets compulsory after receiving opinion from the Law department. He, however, asserted that the Motor Vehicle Act makes helmets compulsory for both riders and pillion riders and favoured strict implementation of the rule, beginning with the riders. “Helmets will help further bring down the accident rate in the state”, he said. [H]