PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar has assured that the construction work of the new bus stand project in Mapusa will begin in 2019. The increasing need for a bus stand has been felt due to issues of traffic congestion and parking that have become a pain not only for the people of Mapusa but also those coming from other areas.
It may be recalled that the work on the first phase of the new bus stand cum parking project had begun in February 2015 wherein landfilling was undertaken at an estimated cost of Rs 1.32 crore for a total area of 23,000 square metres of land.
Since then the acquired land is lying vacant without any activity and then interstate bus operators started to use the vacant area for parking of vehicles.
The Mapusa municipality had resolved to convert the zone of the proposed new bus stand site from transport zone to ‘C1′ so that 200 per cent FAR and 40 per cent coverage and 20 metres height can be used for the bus stand complex and the proposal was forward to North Goa Planning Development Authority, which gave its
When asked about the fate of bus stand project, the PWD Minister Dhavalikar said that “the architect is doing his work. Even discussions with consultants were held and drawings were approved.”
He further added that “since Mapusa MLA is not in Goa, the progress is bit slow. But I will take help of Mapusa municipality and my colleague MLAs from Bardez and in 2019, we will start construction of the bus stand.”
Source:: The Navhind Times