Verna units seek better coordination between government departments

PANAJI: With work on NH -66 badly affecting normal life for residents in nearby places, unit owners in the Verna industrial estate are demanding better co-ordination between different government departments for smooth functioning of industry.

Speaking to the media, Damodar Kotchkar, president, Verna Industrial Estate Association, said that, misunderstandings between different government departments are causing great inconvenience to unit owners. Citing instances of lack of coordination, he said that, digging work carried out for utilities resulted in telephone cables pilferage at the site and crash of communication lines for units.

“Similarly the estate faced severe shortage of water recently due to lack of co-ordination between the PWD and GIDC units.”

To address the problem, the VIEA, on Friday got together officials of about seven government departments to sort out inter-departmental issues affecting the estate. The meeting between officials and unit owners was represented by officials from GIDC, electricity department, PWD, fire department, BSNL, National Highway Association of India (NHAI), WRD and the taxi union. Stating that the meeting was fruitful, Kotchkar said that, with action of one department affecting the other it is essential that all government departments work in harmony.

Earlier the VIEA had strongly opposed diversion of traffic for construction of the new Zuari Bridge. The proposed diversion plan would involve travel of additional 22 km, said the association. The estate has over 400 units with several large manufacturing plants working n three shifts. It is home to the pharmaceutical industry in the state.


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