Highlights

  • Heavy traffic congestion seen on Goa's national highway
  • Jam reportedly due to a minor accident on Zuari bridge
  • People stranded, missed flights, office-goers inconvenienced

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Heavy traffic came to a virtual stop on the national highway connecting Panaji to South Goa due to a minor accident on the bridge over Zuari river.

Vehicles were stranded for more than three hours in heavy traffic on the national highway connecting Panaji to South Goa due to a minor accident on the bridge over Zuari river on Monday morning.

Several passengers missed their flight from Dabolim airport, while office-goers were inconvenienced as they could not reach their workplace on time.

A tempo dashed an SUV on Zuari bridge, around 15 km from Panaji, disrupting vehicular movement in the morning, a senior police official said.

The traffic was held up for 45 minutes before the two vehicles were towed away by a special crane. But the congestion continued as vehicles kept queuing up on the national highway, he said. Several vehicles were stranded for more than three hours.

Avit Narvekar, who was travelling to the airport from Panaji, said that he missed his flight to Mumbai. “We left well before time, but could not reach the airport,” he said.

When contacted, a senior Airport Authority of India (AAI) official said they had not received any formal complaints about the delay in reaching the airport.

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