Panaji December 31, 2019 …Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant today held a meeting with the officials of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH)and Public Works Department, Contractors and reviewed the ongoing work of National Highway -17 from Patradevi to Verna.
The Meeting held at the Official residence of the Chief Minister at Altinho Panaji was also attended by Minister for PWD Shri. Deepak Pauskar , Minister for Tourism Shri. Manohar Ajgaonkar and Principal Chief Engineer PWD, Shri. U. P. Parsekar.
During the course of the meeting the Chief Minister directed the concerned officials and contractors to expedite the ongoing work of NH-17 from Patradevi to Verna including the work of new bridge across Zuari river so as to complete the same by December, 2020 and throw it open for vehicular traffic.
The Chief Minister also directed the Officials to ensure that the issues pertaining to land acquisition for the aforesaid works are redressed by end of January, 2020 so as to pave the way for construction of NH-17 expeditiously.
As informed by the officials attached to MORTH the stretch from Patradevi to Verna comprises three packages which includes from Patradevi to Karaswada, Karaswada to Bambolim and from Bambolim to Verna.