|February 22, 2014 at 6:11 pm #5190|
Chicalim village panchayat has revoked a no objection certificate (NOC) given to Naval Store Depot (NSD), Dabolim for shifting of the existing bus shelter at Alto-Dabolim in order to facilitate shifting of entrance gate of the NSD.
Sarpanch Veronica D’Souza, in a letter to the works officer at material organisation, NSD-Dabolim, said that the panchayat has resolved to revoke the NOC.
After a joint inspection of the bus shelter by Chicalim sarpanch D’Souza, Dabolim MLA Godinho; joint secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, D Tawade; deputy sarpanch Hemant Fadte, panch members of the panchayat and residents of Alto-Dabolim it was decided that the NSD should shift its retaining wall little away from the four-lane highway for better movement of vehicular traffic and avoid accidents along this stretch.
Godinho said that the retaining wall of the NSD is a hurdle for the vehicular traffic since it is along the four-lane highway. “The four-lane highway at this juncture has become narrow and due to which there are reports of several accidents,” the MLA said.
He said the bus shelter at Alto-Dabolim has been in existence for the last several years and there was no need for shifting it.
The joint secretary-Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Tawade, after inspecting the road condition and the bus shelter decided to verify the records from the PWD authorities. “It is difficult to comment on the existing situation without going through proper records,” he said.
Source/Reference: Navhind Times, “Chicalim VP revokes NOC given to NSD at Dabolim“