One vehicles behind two Goans

PTI, PANAJI | 17 March 2011 12:38 IST

Every other person owns a vehicle in Goa and around 50,000 new vehicles are purchased in the state annually, according to records provided by the transport department.

As on November 30, 2010, there were 7.65 lakh vehicles registered in the state which has a population of 14 lakh people and there is one vehicle for every two persons in the state.

The data provided by the state transport department in the annual Economic Survey (ES) reveals that 11.

47 per cent of the vehicles registered are transport vehicles while 88.53 per cent are non-transport vehicles.

The ES was tabled on Wednesday on the floor of the house during the ongoing state legislative assembly session.

Motorcycles and scooters contribute for the largest number of vehicles in the state.

Of the total vehicles, 68.69 per cent belongs to this category of two-wheelers.

They are followed by jeeps and cars which are 18.88 per cent of the total vehicles registered in the state with the transport department.

For the calendar year 2010, upto November month, total 38,546 new vehicles were registered with the transport department. is now on Telegram & also Youtube. Kindly subscribe for free & remain updated.

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This is dangerous, at least on three counts;

1. There is so much release of toxic gases,

2. wastage of foreign reserves,

3. Innocent dying on badly maintained roads.

Instead, the Govt. should try to set up an efficient public transportation system, water ways and trains should also be encouraged. Public transportation should be made efficient and subsidized, discouraging general public to use their personal vehicles.

It is definitely doable, but the Govt. of Digamber Kamat is clearly clueless on constructive and Eco-friendly long term policy. You tell Digamber, and he will say, "OK, I will study the matter, and get back you"-- which of course he will never!

- SPN, USA | 21 st March 2011 03:31