The Trader Forum Belagavi met Shri. Sanjeev Hulikai, Chief Executive Engineer,
Public Works Department and informed about the bad condition of the Chorla road.
The stretch of Road from Jamboti village till the end of Karnataka border near Chorala village is in a very bad and nonmotorable condition and needs immediate repair works at war footings.
Goa and its commercial economy are fully dependent on the supply of materials viz groceries, milk, vegetables, chicken and eggs, flowers, etc from Belagavi. Belagavi is the biggest commercial hub as well as the supply support center for Goa for decades.
It’s a well-known fact that the Goa is the biggest international, as well as national tourist attraction hardy 150kms from Belagavi and which is fully depend on the neighboring states for its daily needs of consumers and bad and pathetic roads, cause a lot of inconvenience to TRADERS, Suppliers, transporters, tourist and is an additional financial burden on a sector that is already burdened with post covid era.
The additional burden is felt more severely by vehicles from neighboring Districts like Hubli, Dharwad, Belagavi, Bellary, Bijapur, Nippani Kolhapur, Karwar, etc who are making almost daily trips to Goa carrying mostly essential commodities like vegetables, pulses and cereals, rice and other groceries, eggs, fish, meat, milk etc. These are all very short-distance trips with low freight charges.
The Goan industry and Economy are totally dependent heavily on the import of raw materials, most of which enter Goa through Chorla ghat as at present Anmod is shut down for repairs i.e. NH4A.
Every day lot of breakdowns and minor accidents are common for last three months on this road and commuters are suffering a lot of inconvenience due to the same. Even on Saturdays and Sundays maximum house holds visitors visit Belagavi market for their purchases which are supporting our regional economy to boost up rapidly.
The PWD has assured the delegation that repair works up to the Goa border will be taken up in the next 10 days.