Goa gets a new cycling track along the River Mandovi in Panjim. The almost complete path is beautiful and aesthetic. It is a 1.5 Km stretch right from Children’s Park Campal to the Sports Authority (SAG) sit-out, Campal. The multi-purpose track can also be used by joggers and as a walkway by the elderly who prefer to amble along or just sit by the seaside. The retaining wall is aesthetically built with no tetrapods but riprap rocks along the seaside to maintain its beauty. Allowing anglers to stand along the river’s edge and bait their catch. These riprap rocks are laid to prevent erosion by the sea.
This track is one of the many beautification plans for Panjim city. As part of the holistic plan, the Center and State Government are jointly funding this project under AMRUT (Atal mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transportation) which stresses on non-motorised transport and development of open spaces.
The intention is to have a cycle track right from Dona Paula to Ribandar. Already, the concretized Miramar-Dona Paula road has a dedicated lane for cyclists.
The main objective of the Union Government’s scheme is to increase the quality of life in cities by developing greener spaces and reducing pollution by encouraging the use of non-motorised vehicles.
This is a landmark project and will cost a whopping 12 crores. GSIDC, which is executing the project on behalf of the AMRUT city mission, is hoping that the track will send out a positive message to the residents for adopting a healthy lifestyle.