By AMITA KANEKAR
Goa, according to a 2018 study, has the highest number of road fatalities per capita among all states in India. But is Goa’s government – frantically building more roads, and widening old ones to monstrous proportions – concerned about this?
By ALBERTINA ALMEIDA
When BRICS leaders will converge in Goa mid-October, it is believed that they will be discussing industrialisation, counter-terrorism, tourism, banking, bio-technology, cooperation… And typical to summits such as these, broadening of roads and ‘connectivity’ have preceded.
By VISHVESH KANDOLKAR
Indisciplined parking and a substantial increase in the numbers and sizes of cars have resulted in the choking of streets in most Goan cities. The result of which is that there is hardly any room for pedestrians. In Panjim, pedestrians have been further strained by the new plan for one-way vehicular movement, which has led to an increase in vehicular speeds, making it dangerous for pedestrians to cross roads. In ideal cities the pedestrians are supposed to rule the road, but in our cities they are forced to risk life and limb every time they step on the street.