Panaji, December 17: Which words would suit by just seeing this picture? Shall we say hats off? or salute? Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is has been unwell for some time over a pancreatic condition, inspected a half-constructed bridge on Mandovi river on Sunday in his first public appearance since he spent months in hospital in Delhi. He had a tube in his nose and appeared to be walking with support.
CM Parrikar also inspected another bridge, over Zuari River, near Panjim.
The chief minister, 63, has been recuperating from a surgery at his private home in Goa since October 14 and this is the first time he has moved out of the house, officials said. A senior functionary of the chief minister's office said Parrikar traveled around 6 km from Porvorim to Merces to inspect the bridge, the third over the Mandovi.
The bridge, which is expected to be completed next year, will connect Panaji to the rest of north Goa.