NGO urges CM to develop ‘long neglected’ Margao


Asserting that Margao has remained neglected in terms of development for too long, city-based NGO Madgao Loksamiti has sought Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s intervention to sort out the perennial problems by sprucing up basic infrastructure.
A delegation of Loksamiti called on the chief minister and listed host of issues which require urgent attention – right from parking to garbage collection, fish market to traffic congestion et al.
The NGO asked the chief minister to complete the long pending Ring Road Project, and take up widening of the Eastern bypass and initiate work on the Western bypass.
The delegation called for construction of a flyover, starting near the district hospital under construction and culminating at the proposed ring road at Khareband, besides pedestrian bridges or subway linking State Bank of India to Grace Church, Margao.
Saying that the condition of the SGPDA fish market and wholesale fish market is deteriorating with each passing day, the delegation called for improving the situation on a priority basis. “Free movement in the market is not possible as fish vendors occupy the passages. Parking place is in a horrible condition. There’s no system for parking in the market. The condition of wholsale fish market is worse than the fish market”, they said.
The delegation comprised of Loksamiti convenor Dr Gopal P Vaidya, Jt convenors Dr Lanfred Da Costa and Vishnudas Vernekar, besides Laxman B Parab, Sunil K Naik and Gokuldas Shirodkar.
The Chief Minister has promised the delegation that he would personally look into the issues plaguing Margao after putting in place a master plan for Panjim city. Parrikar also promised the delegation to initiate action against illegal encroachments and structures coming in the way of city’s development. [H]