The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has restricted the vehicles to park and forbidden citizens to walk on the newly inaugurated flyover of Gandhinagar to Baina-Destro highway on the National Highway from Verna to Mormugao Port.
Heavy vehicles including two wheelers have begun to use the flyover since it was inaugurated. The authorities have already put up billboards on the flyovers at Vasco Gandhinagar and Destro, forbidding citizens to walk.
The National Highways Authority and the Public Works Roads Department have been notified that individuals should not stand and walk. The department has also urged the people not to use the flyover as a tourist attraction, citing notice boards in Gandhinagar and Destro.
According to the concerned authorities, citizens were using this flyover as a tourist site. Mormugao police will fine anyone who parks their vehicle on the highway.
Officials from both authorities indicated that the pedestrians will be held liable in the event of an accident.
Due to the heavy vehicles along with other vehicles on the National Highway, the movement of heavy vehicles in the city of Vasco has been reduced to some extent. Citizens expressed satisfaction over completion of National Highway from Vasco Gandhinagar to Mormugao Sada
The National Highways Authority (NHA) and the State Public Works Department (PWD) made the decision two weeks ago after inspecting the entire roadway, according to senior officials.