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TCP Minister Vijai Sardesai holding a review meeting at South Goa Collectorate building, Margao on Tuesday

Vijai: widening of Ravindra Bhavan-Arlem highway stretch will be completed by Dec




Town and Country Planning (TCP) Minister Vijay  Sardesai,  on  Tuesday,  informed  that  the widening of the   highway  stretch  from Ravindra  Bhavan to  Arlem  will be completed by  December 2018 .

The work is estimated to cost around Rs 100 crore.

Addressing the media, after the review meeting held at the South Goa Collectorate building with the officials of various departments, Sardesai admitted  that the work of this particular road has been delayed due to the lack  co-ordination among electricity department, sewerage corporation, PWD  and JICA.

“The work of this road will be completed by  December 2018. I appeal to the people to  co-operate with the government officials and bear the  inconvenience a few more months. I also urge the people staying along the road stretch from  Ravindra Bhavan to  Arlem Circle to obtain the sewerage connections before the completion of the work,” he said.

Sardesai, who  questioned the officials over the status of the proposed development works  in the constituency,  said  that “the officials, who  do not maintain the pace of  the work,  have to  face the music.”

The Minister  informed that   hawker’s zone  and electrification of the  eastern bypass  will also be completed by  Ganesh Chaturthi  festival.

On the installation of the CCTV cameras in Fatorda,  the Minister said that he will  examine as to whether  some  funds  can be pumped in from other sources, besides through  MPLADS  for the  early completion of the works.

District Collector Dr Tariq Thomas  informed that  the funds have to be utilised before the end of the year and hence the process has to be completed soon.

Dr Thomas also assured to take up the maintenance of the collectorate building.


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