Road digging activity always gives commuters a hard time. Long lines of traffic and bad management are a very frustrating combination. It is worse when this happens during the rainy season, but relief has been granted by North Goa district collector Nila Mohanan, who has passed an order banning the digging or cutting of all types of roads from June 1 to August 31.
The order has been issued under Section 144 of the CrPC 1973, which states that no work on digging or cutting of the road by any person or agency can proceed without the prior permission from the district collector. The order comes soon after Goa experienced heavy down pour from pre-monsoon rains.
The order has been issued in order to not endanger the lives of people travelling on the roads and also not to cause any disruption of traffic. The order will be effective for the next three months.
Over the past few months the state has witnessed a lot of digging work taking place on roads that handle heavy traffic daily. This has left many roads in a bad condition across the state. Work during the monsoon would cause inconvenience to motorist as well as pedestrians.
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