Under fire from poor roads, which are riddled with potholes during the monsoon, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday urged public works department officials to make sure no potholes is not visible on state roads after November 1.
Swan was speaking here at a reception to inaugurate a new office building for people with disabilities here.
“From November 1, there should be no potholes on the roads of Goa,” Sawant said.
The chief minister also blamed the potholes on excessive rains during the current monsoon.
Potholes on the roads of Goa have been a recurring theme with social media users in Goa, with videos, songs circulating regularly on Facebook and Twitter.
On Saturday, Congress, which is the state’s main opposition party, also launched a new campaign to shine the spotlight on poor roads by announcing a “spot the potholes” contest.
“People exasperated by poor road conditions are invited to send us photos of potholes on social media. The best photos will receive prizes in the form of electronic gadgets, including smartphones and Bluetooth speakers.” said Goa Youth Congress chairman Varad Mardolkar. noted.
Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar publicly reprimanded Chief Minister Pramod Sawant for poor road conditions in his constituency of Pernem on Friday. Ajgaonkar had said his back and neck hurt when crossing his constituency due to potholes.
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