Name of the Council:
The Corporation of the City of Panaji
Number of wards: 30
Number of voters: 31,320
Name of Winning Panel last time: Atanasio Monserrate backed panel
Issues this election:
* Infrastructure including good quality roads, streetlights and dedicated parking spaces
* Garbage dumping and treatment facility- No dedicated dumping ground and inadequate treatment facility
n Water logging
I will be voting for the very first time this election. The city corporation needs to focus on providing good quality roads. You travel any part of the corporation, the road conditions are worst. Everyone is fed up. Priority needs to be given to roads, as we pay so much road tax, parking fees, etc
—Poonam Mahale, student
The issues like garbage, parking, water logging, etc, are pending for several years now. You see, every panel is making promises, which remained unfulfilled till date. It is important that the winning panel focuses on fulfilling the promises and ensuring a clean and green Panjim city
-Anupama Shirodkar, teacher
Parking is a major issue in the city. A dedicated parking space needs to be identified for all kinds of vehicles. A proper mobility plan has to be in place
-Nagesh Kamat, shop owner
Last winning panel: Except two, all other elected councillors were supported by local MLA Nilesh Cabral
* Parking space problem
*Need of proper fish market
*Stray cattle menace and dogs on roads
* Demand for Sewage Treatment Plant (STP)
The new CCMC council should expertly tackle stray animal menace. Firstly the cows and buffaloes squat along the roads causing inconvenience to the traffic movement including pedestrians and secondly armies of stray dogs barking and howling especially at night disturbing the peace. There were a lot of talks by the previous councils about creating stray animal ponds to get rid of this menace completely but nothing has been materialized.
--Mathew D'Costa, Morailem, Curchorem.
Once elected all the councillors should know about their job and what they can provide and do in the interest of the general public including Municipal Act and their powers. Every councillor can and should provide all the basic facilities like sewage, drinking water, electricity in every house in their wards. Councillors must take corner meetings every month in their wards to know and understand the grievances of the people and must try to provide maximum facilities to senior citizens at their doorsteps
-Mangaldas Bhat, Curchorem.
The new elected council should provide good governance. They should work out the priorities of pending projects like old market building at Curchorem, New municipality building, etc. Even when the local MLA and minister for Power has brought Rs 2cr in the kitty of municipality for development nothing has been changed in the town
-William Fernandes, Bebquegal, Curchorem.
To amicably respond to the public grievances. Mostly those involving sanitation, stray cattle menace on roads, erratic street flights, cleaning of drains and parking woes. -Dr Shane Fernandes, Curchorem
Pernem Municipal CouncilWards:10The last municipal election was won by the BJP backed panelVoters: 5,021 residentsOne of the major ISSUES*Pending development projects such as the administrative complex, new market project, New Municipality complex, new *Building for Pernem fire station *Border dispute between the Pernem municipality and Tuem village. *Garbage menace. A treatment plant set up at Pernem Plateau town is not yet operational and has turned into white elephant.*Pernem bus stand. After waiting for almost 25 years, Pernem town got new bus stand. After four years, this building is partially opened for the public. The commercial area of the bus stand is still not operational. Municipality collects house to house collection and around 2 tonnes of garbage is generated everyday while 5 tonnes on weekly market day. The garbage treatment plant which is set up at Pernem Plateau had given some hopes to the citizens of Pernem however it’s been almost a decade now that this plant installed to treat garbage of Pernem town is UN operational and has turned into white elephant.T Shiroddkar, Pernem Mapusa Municipal Council Wards: 20The last municipal election was won by the BJP backed panelVoters: 39,989 residentsMajor issuesWater, roads especially internal narrow roads,
*Pending Development projects * Mapusa Bus stand for which recently CM has laid foundation stone and is likely to complete within six months.*Garbage, very bad at Karaswada Junction, Khorlim Junction, Bus standQuotesThe candidate should be helpful at Ward level as well as at administrative works. The past Council has only given assurances but failed to work for the people at ground level. During the Covid crises especially, the Council have least bothered to reach out to the people. The new council should work more productively-Saurav Shirodkar, a youth said. We haven't seen any development happening in Mapusa for past so many years. No initiatives are taken for the youth. There is no discipline at Mapusa Bus stand. There are no street lights installed on the Housing Siolim road. There is need for street lights due to which many accidents have occurred. The past Council has only taken up incomplete works which they have not bothered to look into. The next Council must look into these-Rehan Sayyad. No single councilor has raised single word on the corrupt practices nor on illegalities even after bringing this issues to the notice of council by our civil society. I expect much of new faces those who will be capable enough to handle out to and solve problems in their own wards and who can seriously participate in council meeting in thorough interest for the betterment of Mapusa city that too by well planned manner-Sudesh Tivrekar, a resident.
Margao Municipal Council
Wards: 25Voters: 62000. (Includes entire Margao and Fatorda and two wards of Curtorim falling under MMC) Last won: Model Margao and Fatorda Forward who had a pre-poll alliance won the MMC Election. IssuesSonsoddo and Garbage ManagementMargao town traffic and parking issuesMigrant influxIncomplete sewerage systemBad markets infrastructure.
The Margao Municipal Council has absolutely ignored their responsibilities towards the problems of parking and traffic in Margao town. Along with a permanent solution to Garbage issues of the MMC we are expecting the new council to resolve the traffic and parking problems
-Jose Marie Miranda We need a solution to the Sonsoddo and the Garbage problems soon. The problem will be bigger soon if not solved now. - Akbar Shaikh
QUOTESIdeally I wish a proactive council which will together solve other issues, will strive hard to see that the garbage is collected and disposed efficiently and effectively-Anil Bhagat, senior citizen
I expect better road, better health care services from the new council-Natividade D'Sa --Mormugao Municipal council Wards: 25 wards. Three constituencies like Mormugao, Vasco and a part of Dabolim constituency come in the municipal area. Last time the winning municipal panel was backed by the Vasco BJP MLA Carlos Almeida and for almost four years the same panel was in power in the municipality. From five years, for some months there was a panel backed by Urban Development Minister Milind Naik which was in powerVoters: Over one lakh QuotesPeople should elect wisely this time and new persons should be given chance so that he or she can do something for the people. I also expect the new council to put in place the garbage issue. New council is also expected to bring some innovative ideas in tax collection, legalising of houses, seriously conducting long pending recoveries for smooth functioning of the municipality-Jayesh Shetgaonkar, resident of Headland Sada People expect from the new council to bring some mega development project in one place which will house several other infrastructure which will help public. There is no point in having several projects on many places. The new council should make municipal area garbage free and should strictly implement door to door garbage collection. The roads which are seen muddy due to the dust should be kept clean. We expect the new council to have new people and not the former councillors who will try to get their wives and relatives elected. We need new faces to come to power and work sincerely for the betterment of the Port town-Chandrashekhar Vasta