16 illegal structures demolished at Colva


 The Department of Tourism, on Wednesday, demolished 16 illegal structures from its property at the Colva beach in presence of strong police force.
Demolition squad, under the supervision of the deputy director of the Tourism Department, Mr Hanumant Pareskar, demolished 16 structures in presence of the deputy collector of Salcete, Mr D M Redkar.
Sources said the department had purchased the property at the Colva beach for its pilot project.
However, few persons encroached it and put up structures. The department had passed an order to demolish the structures in the month of August, but due to the monsoon season, the execution of order was postponed. [NT]