The Atal Setu across the River Mandovi was hurriedly inaugurated on 5th
February 2019 but almost four years later the bridge is yet to be complete
in all respects. Why has the contractor not been penalized and blacklisted
for the shabby works including those huge recurring craters on the bridge.
There are also very huge piles of debris lying all over at both ends of the
bridge. The situation is worse at the Panaji end endangering the mangroves.
What an eyesore.  The wing entering the city is yet to be completed. The
overall pathetic works carried out is a matter of concern. The traffic
mayhem under the Panaji side of the bridge must also be resolved.

With hundreds of crores having been spent the government was duty bound to
ensure that very rigorous Quality Control Standards were not bypassed in
their attempt to hastily get it completed. Every project has to be a very
lasting one. A successful project is one which can achieve a balance
between cost, time, quality and meets the agreed goals of the project. This
can only be achieved with transparency, accountability and zero tolerance
to corruption. To ensure that every project is properly and meticulously
executed, we need to ensure Quality Control by persons well equipped to
technically and administratively monitor and ascertain strict compliance of
established standards. There can never be any room or excuse for any
substandard works or a waste of taxpayers’ money.

Quality is never an accident, it is always the result of forward planning
and research, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skillful
execution. It represents the wise choice of many alternatives.  Great
projects require the highest quality output at every stage. Quality is a
journey which has to be ensured from the foundation stone till the very
completion of any project.
Adv. Aires Rodrigues

C/G-2, Shopping Complex

Ribandar Retreat

Ribandar – Goa – 403006

Mobile No: 9822684372

Office Tel  No: (0832) 2444012


You can also reach me on AiresRodrigues



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