Calangute infra works under way


 Infrastructural works in Calangute are gathering pace with the Goa state infrastructural development corporation (GSIDC) appointed contractor Ritesh developers on Wednesday commencing widening of the road from Ronil resort to the cattle-pound junction on the Mapusa-Calangute road via Bodkavaddo.
Costing 2.63-cr, the work is expected to be complete in 25 days. In a related development, tenders for public toilets, changing rooms and shower facility at the entrance to Calangute beach, costing 55-lakh, were also issued on Wednesday, Calangute MLA Michael Lobo told TOI.
Last week the PWD had carried out hot-mixing of roads in Gauravaddo.
Tito's lane in Baga, the high street of partying and night clubs, is also set to get a new look with work currently under way on laying fancy inter-locking pavers on the entire road stretch from Bharat bar junction to the beach. The work has been undertaken through donations by resorts as part of their corporate social responsibility.
Once complete, it will be used as a pedestrian promenade with no vehicles allowed beyond the Bharat bar junction, except for vehicles of residents. Decorative street-lights numbering around 50 will add to the new look.
The new parking lot opposite Casa Portuguesa is also getting ready and is expected to be tarred and ready in time for Christmas, according to the contractor. Spread over 5,000 sq m, Lobo claimed that it will have a capacity for 400 cars and 200 bikes to be parked at a time.
Stretches of the Baga road have already been widened and a footpath constructed making it easier for tourists to walk and vehicles to navigate. Tenders for the new Arpora bridge are also expected to be issued before the end of the month. [TOI]