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.