The Indian Government has allocated a sum of Rs 641.46 crore for the construction of an elevated corridor at Porvorim. The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) is leading the development of the project, which will consist of a 5.15 km-long six-lane road connecting the Sangolda junction to the Majestic hotel section of NH-66.
The primary objective of this project is to alleviate the traffic congestion on NH-66, one of the busiest routes leading to Panaji city. Furthermore, the project will enhance accessibility to the recently commissioned Mopa airport and strengthen the road infrastructure in Goa, ultimately providing ease to commuters.
Once the elevated corridor is completed, it is expected to give a significant boost to tourism and industry in the state. Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari, emphasized the project's potential to stimulate economic growth in Goa.