The District Magistrate, North Goa has imposed ban on digging and cutting of all types of roads including National Highways, State Highways, Major District roads, road shoulders, lanes thoroughfares etc during the monsoon as these activities pose imminent danger and disruption to the life of motorists, pedestrians and General Public
The Order states that no person, agency, organization, Government Department, local body, Public Sector undertaking etc. will undertake any digging or cutting of any of the public roads and its shoulders including on all the city & village roads without prior written permission.
Further the order also states that provided that this prohibition will not be applicable to any road digging done by any Government public utility service providing departments such as electricity, BSNL and PWD for urgent repairs of electric cables, telecommunication cables & pipelines also digging by local bodies for repairs of road and for diversion of water in emergency cases will not attract restrictions contained in this Order; It is further provided that such emergency digging will be covered immediately within less than 6 hours of digging and properly paved/cemented within 24 hours
Any person, agency or department etc. contravening this order will be liable for punishment under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.
This order will come into effect from June 01, 2023 and will remain in force for 60 days.