Work of demolition of 12 structures coming in the way of widening of the National Highway-17 was stopped by Saligao MLA and Guirim panchayat on the grounds that the government has failed to compensate the house
Saligao MLA Jayesh Salgaonkar told this daily that the land acquisition was done and the owners were issued order to vacate the houses within seven days but the owners were not paid compensation.
Jayesh said that he has requested the joint mamlatdar and the officials of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) who had come along with earthmoving machinery to stop the work till the owners are rehabilitated or compensated.
The highway expansion work includes an elevated corridor at Porvorim an underpass-cum-over-bridge at Karaswada, two underpass-cum-over-bridges at Colvale, one at the Camrakahzan Gaunsavaddo intersection and another at the Green Park junction.
Guirim VP stops demolition of structures along NH-17