Goa govt to fast-track fitment of CCTV cameras, signages to check overspeeding

Goa Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho said the fitment of CCTV cameras and signages at different locations across the State will be fast tracked so as to monitor incidents of overspeeding.
Godinho also appealed to the people not to overspeed while driving even if there is no traffic on the road, while reacting to the tragic death of four persons after their vehicle skidded off and fell into the Zuari River.

The Minister said, “The Motor Vehicle Rules have been made stringent and we cannot expect policemen to stop vehicles at wee hours of the morning for over speeding. Zuari Bridge incident is really a tragedy and we all condole the family and regret that we lost valuable lives. One of the deceased was my friend’s sister-in-law and we are pained.”

According to Godinho, the Road Safety Council has placed two proposals on fast track i.e. one to put up signages by spending Rs 25 crore. The money would be transferred to the PWD, who will install signages as fast as possible. As far as fitting CCTV cameras are concerned some of these CCTVs will be installed by the Goa Police but will be coordinated by the Transport Department.

The Transport Minister said one lane of the eight-lane signature Zuari Bridge will be thrown open for vehicular traffic by December this year after conducting various tests including wind speed which are mandatory.