With a view to reduce the accidents in road mishaps in Goa as also to streamline the traffic in the state, the Goa government has roped in the services of the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) New Delhi. the chief Minister of Goa Mr Digambar Kamat said that it was time Goa had a long term association with an organisation to draw up a traffic plan for Goa. The CRRI has therefore been hired to study the traffic situation in the state and draw up plans both short and long term to help drastically reduce road accidents in the state.
A three member team headed by director of CRRI Dr S Gangopadhyay was therefore in Goa to make preliminary observations and later addressed a press conference along with his colleagues. The government of Goa has expressed a serious concern and wants to draw up a comprehensive road traffic policy plan for Goa to reduce accidents.
CRRI indicated that to reduce accidents in Goa, they would need to undertake a comprehensive traffic study which would cover several aspects such as parking, encroachments, footpath facilities, pedestrian behavior, road markings and signages. CRRI has reportedly completed traffic studies for several cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Jaipur and their recommendations are presently being followed in these cities.