PANAJI: A week after the fatal accident on Atal Setu, in which a police constable, Sandeep Naik, died, the traffic cell of Goa police has started a crackdown on vehicles speeding on the state’s longest bridge.
The move also comes days after four people from Loutolim lost their life after their car plunged into the river from the Zuari bridge.
The speed radar guns capture the speed at which a vehicle is going, and upon crossing the speed limit, the state traffic police will generate a challan and send it to the violator.
“We have started booking cases of speeding on Atal Setu and the signages have been installed to caution road users that the Atal Setu is under observation,” said SP, North Goa, traffic, Shekhar Prabhudesai.
Two traffic police personnel have been deployed at the bridge to record speeding cases using the hand-held speed radar guns. In addition, signages have also been installed at the entrances of the Atal Setu to alert citizens against speeding on the bridge.
“While we are currently booking cases in the daytime, we will soon also have vigilance in the night as well,” Prabhudesai said.