Manohar Parrikar visits new South Goa collectorate site


The new South Goa collecorate at Margao, which is nearing completion, is likely to be inaugurated on February 28.
Confirming this, South Goa collector N D Agrawal said that most of the work on the project was complete and exuded confidence that the rest of the work would be completed in time.
Earlier, chief minister Manohar Parrikar, accompanied by fisheries minister Avertano Furtado, and Benaulim MLA Caetano Silva, Velim MLA Benjamin Silva, visited the construction site and took stock of the progress.
Parrikar also visited the site of the kabrastan at Sonsoddo that was handed over to the management of the Jama Masjid (Jamat-ul-Muslameen), Margao, in 2011. The then Congress government had plans of constructing a modern kabrastan at Sonsoddo. Sources said that Parrikar's visit to the site of the proposed burial grounds was to check the site for himself before the PWD is given the go-ahead for the same.
The chief minister also visited the TB hospital at Monte Hill and inspected the morgue housed in the hospital building.
Significantly, in sharp contrast to his disposition, Parrikar declined to take any queries from the media. [TOI]