"Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has instructed the Goa Police to act strictly against rash driving and violators of traffic rules. Police will be deployed at various places in Goa to act against violators from Wednesday itself," the Chief Minister's Office said in a statement issued in Panaji on Tuesday.
In the last two days, nine accidents had occurred on roads in various parts of the state. Five persons were killed yesterday when the car in which they were travelling collided with a truck at Corlim village on Monday. The statement said that Parrikar chaired a meeting of officials concerned to discuss the traffic situation in the coastal state.
State Chief Secretary Dharmendra Sharma also attended the meeting. During the meeting, the Chief Minister instructed the concerned departments to procure radars, speedometers, alcometers, vehicles, and to install CCTVs and interceptors to deal with rash driving.
"The CM appealed to all citizens to take care of themselves while driving or riding," the statement said.