on in Margao
Margao: MLA Digambar Kamat has in the last one year since getting elected to represent Margao constituency has got works amounting to Rs. 55.86 crore sanctioned for the constituency of which works worth Rs. 2.90 crore are already completed.
Briefing media persons he said the old pipeline distributing water to areas near Gaylin restaurant has been changed with wider pipes and the water problem that existed there has been eradicated and this work cost around Rs. 81 lakhs. Besides a separate pipeline was laid from Monte Hill to Raghavendra Swami Math costing Rs. 40.60 lakhs to address the water problem faced by people living there.
The commissioning of two 10 MVA transformers at the KRC sub Station and Aquem Sub Station at the cost of Rs. 1.28crore has also helped the easing the electricity problems faced by the people. Incidentally while the transformer at KRC sub station was officially commissioned the one at Aquem is yet to be commissioned as the minister fell ill.
Digambar also announced that Colmorod and Aquem Baixo area will be shortly shifting to underground cabling that has been undertaken at the cost of around Rs. 25 crore and is fast nearing completion. “Colmorod and Aquem Baixo areas will be disconnected from the KRC transformer and shifted Margao todally,” he said.
While announcing that the Sulabh Toilet at Cina Lata is the first public toilet to be directly connected to the sewerage network, he said all the Sulabh toilets in Margao will get connected to the sewerage system within the next two months as Margao Municipal Council has given all the details to the PWD.
Parking problem in Margao needs to be sorted
MARGAO: While admitting that parking is a problem in Margao, MLA Digambar Kamat lamented that the Margao Municipal Council has been sitting tight on the Rs. 3 crore grant it had received in 2011 as the Golden Jubilee grant.
He said all these years that amount has probably remained in the bank with the council just earning interest on it without it being used to create any asset to be identified with the golden jubilee of Goa’s liberation.
“Two years back the MMC decided to utilize that fund for a multi level parking lot at the old fish market which is even now languishing,” he said.