Sigh of relief for Chandor on highway woe



Allaying fears on
the state highway-8, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday assured the
people of Chandor that the particular road will
be categorised as a major district road.

The decision will save several heritage structures which
dot along the road alignment.

Interacting with villagers, Sawant said the highway will
be converted into a major district road.

The promise came after Cuncolim MLA Clafasio Dias
conveyed to the Chief Minister the concerns expressed by bar owners, who have
been denied renewal of their licences.

The villagers have been running from pillar to post to
get the highway de-notified.

They maintained that the highway has an alternative route via Paroda.

The villagers responded with a loud cheer after the Chief
Minister assured that the status of the
highway will be changed immediately.

However, he
refused to consider the demand to categorise the road as a village road.

The decision will be notified on Monday, Dias said.

Sawant also said that work on a railway underbridge at
Guirdolim will commence by January 2020,
which will put an end to the hardship faced by the people due to
the railway crossing.

The Rs 2-crore underbridge will be built first while simultaneously work will
be carried out for a railway overbridge connecting Curtorim and Chandor.

Earlier, Guirdolim villagers complained to the Chief
Minister of the hardship caused by the
frequent closure of the railway crossing.

PWD and railway officials have been instructed to
complete all the formalities by January, Sawant

The Chief Minister also assured a crackdown on the
illegal sand mining after the Guirdolim villagers raised concerns over rampant illegal sand

Sawant also promised a stringent action against coal
transportation through the village after sarpanch Edward D’Silva brought the
menace to the notice of the Chief Minister.

Source:: The Navhind Times

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