To Be Completed In Six Months: CM
Panaji: February 10, 2021
Magha 21, 1942
Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant laid the foundation stone for the “Bus Stand at Mapusa, Goa – Miscellaneous Works” today.
Mapusa MLA & Vice Chairman of GSIDC Joshua Peter De Souza, Mapusa Municipal Chairperson and Councilors were also present for the foundation stone laying ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion the Chief Minister said that the Atmanirbhar Bharat Swampurna Goa mission started at village Panchayat level have gained immense response and it will now be extended to Municipality area, helping every Goan to become self sufficient .
Speaking on the project, he said, the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation will take up the work phase wise i.e Phase I & Phase II, cost of which is around Rs. 3.31 crores and scheduled to completed within six months. “The first project is about construction of basic infrastructure amenities including dedicated road to market yard and in the second phase the construction of Bus Stand will be undertaken.
He said the development of new bus stand would be helpful for the tourists and the travelers arriving on inter-state buses as they had no shade or toilet facilities. “We have also made provision for taxis, motorcycle pilots, auto rickshaws in the first phase,” he added.
He said that once upon a time Mapusa was the biggest commercial hub with the biggest market but was losing ground as it lacked basic facilities.
“We are taking up all round development in Mapusa and I am confident it will regain its lost glory,” the Chief Minister said.
Shri. De Souza speaking on the occasion stated that finally the dream of Mhapshekar’s will be fulfilled, “CM had promised during by-elections and today he has fulfilled his promise,” he said.
Shri. De Souza said the project is inclusive of facilities of KTC office, drivers room, canteen, 11 tempo parking, 50 bus bays, shades for travelers, 44 four wheeler parking slots, 64 two wheeler parking slots, 15 auto rickshaw parking slots toilet facilities, seven meter access road to market yard, paving and high mast lamps,” he added.