06 Aug 2022  |   05:54am IST

TCP to formulate bylaws for heritage areas

TCP Minister Vishwajit Rane said that all the concerned departments will be taken into confidence
TCP to formulate  bylaws for   heritage areas

Team Herald

PANJIM: The Conservation Committee of the Town and Country Planning (TCP) Department will formulate conservation-specific bylaws for the heritage areas. 

On Friday, TCP Minister Vishwajit Rane chaired the Conservation Committee meeting, wherein it was decided to make the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) part of the conservation exercise as a majority of such areas are located in the capital city. 

In a series of tweets post meeting, Rane said that the committee will draw up specific bylaws concerning conservation issues. 

The committee has also been directed to initiate pilot projects for the development of conservation areas, with specific reference to existing road width in relation to the provisions of Outline Development Plans (ODPs). 

“The committee will be given funds to carry out the aforementioned plans,” Rane said. 

The Minister said that a technical sub-committee will develop guidelines for signage, street furniture and so on and their recommendations will be presented to the TCP Board at the meeting, scheduled on August 11. 

“All the concerned departments will be taken into confidence,” he said. 

Rane said that with the Conservation Committee having an aesthetic impact, the corporation of the stakeholder will be helpful in the effective implementation of every decision.