In a bid to instill road discipline in the face of rising mishaps, the State government has notified speed limits on 21 stretches across the State including some of the major bridges.
For the new Zuari bridge, the maximum speed limit is 30 kilometres per hour. For four other bridges -- Old and New Mandovi Bridge, Banastarim Bridge and the Siridao Bridge -- it is 40 kilometres per hour.
Also, for all roads in the capital city of Panaji, the speed limit has been pegged at 40 kilometres per hour except for the DBB Marg which outlines the city on the northern side hugging the Mandovi river.
Road cutting ban in North: As is the norm, the North Goa Collector has issued a notification banning cutting and excavating all roads during the monsoon from June 1.
National Highways, State highways, major district roads, road-shoulders, lanes, thoroughfares and other motorable roads will be out of bounds for any work that requires cutting and digging, the notification states.
Invoking powers under section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, the Collector said, the ban will be in force for sixty days.
According to the order, if digging is absolutely necessary during the ban period, then it will be permitted only with express prior permission and for only six hours. The work of digging the roads and completing the job including filling up and restoring the road should all be completed with six hours.
The order however does not apply to government departments responsible for utility services such as the power department and the PWD.