Sunday , 24 March 2019

Illegal sale of petrol, hill cutting, traffic issues dominate Arpora gram sabha

ARPORA: Illegal selling of petrol on the footpaths, hill cutting near St Joseph High School were the main issues that dominated the Arpora gram sabha.

The villagers raised the issue of illegal petrol that is being sold by shopkeepers using the footpath and said that this should be stopped.

The villagers also brought to the notice of the gram sabha that selling petrol in the open is illegal and dangerous. Further, they said that two burning cases have already been occured in Arpora but locals are still seen selling petrol in the open without any check by the authority.

The sarpanch of Arpora, Sakaram Naik said that he will be writing to the police to stop the sale of petrol in the open.

The villagers also raised the issue of hill cutting which is going unchecked near the St Joseph High School and said that inspite of  bringing it to the notice of the panchayat no action has been taken.

The sarpanch assured that action would  be taken and added that the panchayat would write to the authorities to see who is carrying  out the hill cutting.

On another note, the locals wanted the Dream Circle to have proper lighting and added that due to the darkness in the area many accidents occur. They added that stray cattle are sitting on the road and in the darkness these stray cattle cannot be seen thereby leading to accidents.

The villagers also requested the panchayat to inform the traffic cell of Calangute to ensure that the locals are allowed to move both ways on the one way Arpora-Baga road to go for the midnight mass on Christmas and New Year, so that they avoid a long detour and traffic jams.

Also, the locals have suggested to the panchayat to inform the traffic cell to paint the speed breakers as they cannot be seen in the night, more so since the tourists cannot see the speed breakers it results into road mishaps.

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