MARGAO: Town and Country Minister Vijai Sardessai on Saturday announced that works on improving all the roads in Fatorda constituency will commence by January 18, 2019 as he feared the code of conduct would come into force after that date.
Speaking to media persons after commissioning works estimated at Rs 1 crore for improving roads in ward No 1, he said since summary revision of the electoral rolls is on till January 18, elections will not be announced before that exercise is over.
He said works estimated at around Rs 8 crore have been sanctioned for the Fatorda constituency and that on January 14 works in ward Nos 3 and 4 would be commissioned while on January 15 works in ward Nos 5, 6 and 7 will be started and on January 17, works in four wards namely 8, 9, 10 and 11 would be commissioned.
Besides the road works, new pipelines will also be laid starting with the Arlem junction where three different pipe lines will be laid. In ward No. 1 while the roads in Madel will be hot mixed, in Mungul some drains will be constructed by the road side and covered with slabs.
In fact Vijai said that on Monday when the Chief Minister comes to the secretariat he will get some of the pressing developmental projects of Fatorda approved and start work on them as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, Vijai indicated that Margao residents will have to bear the Sonsodo garbage dump site for some more time as according to him, the municipality is likely to be served a notice by Fomento Green the company given the task of handling garbage at Sonsodo.
He said he has got information that the company is planning to serve a notice for violation of the terms of agreement and said that issue will have to be addressed by a discussion with the company.
“The garbage dump is increasing and we have to reduce that and discuss who will pay for the screening that will have to be repeated,” he said pointing out that last time the screening was done through Goa Solid Waste Management Corporation.
Vijai also disclosed plans to promote solar kiosks for the food court where the food will be cooked on energy obtained from the sun which he pointed out will be eco friendly and well designed.