Eight flights which were supposed to land at the Dabolim airport on Wednesday morning had to be diverted to other airports in India due to bad weather conditions (low visibility due to fog) in and around the area.
The flights that were diverted to other airports in India included one international flight which had come from Muscat. Two flights from Mumbai, two from Bangalore, one from Delhi, one from Hyderabad and one from Cochin had to be diverted to the airports of Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
Later when the weather conditions became normal (clear visibility), the flights landed at the Dabolim airport. The flights had to land at the airport with a delay of two to two and a half hours.
Meanwhile, A mega flyover from the Dabolim grade separator to Verna main junction is to come up soon. The project is worth Rs 650 crore and will ease traffic woes.
Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho will be meeting Union Minister Nitin Gadkari to discuss a few pressing issues pertaining to the infrastructural upgradation in Goa.
On Wednesday, while speaking to local reporters, Minister for Transport Mauvin Godinho said that he will be meeting the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari.
"In the meeting," Godinho said, “I will discuss building one more flyover costing around Rs 650 crore. This flyover will come up from the grade separator at Dabolim to Verna junction.”
Godinho said that he is also trying to bring more electrical buses to the state. The modernisation of bus stands in Goa is another one of the many issues on the agenda for discussion during this meeting with Union Minister Gadkari.
Commenting on the urgency of parking near the Dabolim airport, he pointed out that multilevel car parking at the Dabolim international airport will provide great relief to commuters and visitors to the airport.