After having had to endure the last Ganesh and Diwali with potholed roads we are in yet another festive season with roads across the state in a very awful condition. The rank indifference of the authorities is lamentable just like their broken promises.  We are in the peak of the tourist season and what a shame to welcome our visitors to appalling roads with even the capital city all dug up.

The government needs to wake up and embark on repairing our roads with utmost urgency and as a matter of priority, especially in view of the fact that the Bombay High Court has already ruled that good and safe roads is  a fundamental right of every citizen. Good roads are also a foundation vital to proper traffic management and road discipline. The authorities are also duty bound to ensure that every road is freed from that menace of straying cattle, dogs and pigs.

How many more precious lives will have to be lost for this government to awaken from its slumber to the reality that they can no longer abdicate from their bounden duty to ensure that all the roads in Goa are safe for one and all!

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