COVID hampered Panaji road, market works: Mayor

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Panaji

Plans to develop two model roads under smart city mission, construction of the third phase of municipal market and new market in Ribandar have been hampered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, revealed city mayor Uday Madkaikar.

The mayor said that the city MLA Atanasio Monserrate had taken up the task of turning the road opposite Vivanta Taj and the road stretch along Caculo Mall till Adarsh colony into smart roads adding, “Work on these projects would have been taken up on priority if not for the COVID-related
lockdown.”

Madkaikar said that the road projects would be based on Imagine Panaji Smart City mission with no cables, electric wires, or gas pipes visible but concealed under ducts and so there would be no road cutting. He said that even the bridge over the St Inez nullah near STP will be designed aesthetically.

Madkaikar said that work on third phase of Panaji municipal market would start in near future while work on Ribandar market will be undertaken in the month
of  October.

Three more COVID-19 cases were reported in jurisdiction of the Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) on Friday, revealed city mayor Uday Madkaikar. He also informed that one each case was detected near Sati temple in Bhatulem, St Inez area and near the Ribandar
police station.