PANAJI: Mayor Surendra Furtado has written to chief minister Manohar Parrikar, asking for his support to shift all government offices out of Panaji to Patto plaza, in a bid to reduce parking hassles within the city.

Sanjit Rodrigues, chairman of the Goa state infrastructure development corporation (GSIDC) and commissioner, corporation of the city of Panaji (CCP), feels it is time to take some "harsh measures" to save Panaji from the "urban decay and traffic paralysis" that have set in.

Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:21:43 AM IST

Little less conversation, a little more action

PANAJI: Plans will come and plans will go, but Panaji will always remain the same. This skeptical sentiment seems to be the general feeling of Panjimites, who have, in the past decade, seen a number of master plans promise a city free of traffic snarls, water scarcity, parking problems and that nasty, lingering garbage smell. 'Imagine Panaji', drawn up by architects from Spanish consultancy firm LKS, may by far be the best presented, but it certainly is not new, say experts.

PANAJI: The council for social justice and peace (CSJP) has objected to the Goa state infrastructure development corporation (GSIDC) drawing up the master plan for the development of Panaji, claiming that it is an infringement of the democratic rights of the Corporation of the city of Panaji (CCP). The church body also stated that the draft plan should be made easily available to the concerned citizens for scrutiny and suggestions.

CCP to crack whip on tax defaulters

PANAJI: Faced with a financially weak position, the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) on Monday decided to act tough with defaulters as the house tax arrears has jumped to 7.5 crore.

Old Goa locals say no to mega projects

PANAJI: Old Goa's heritage edifices have been almost overshadowed by high rise buildings. But after a long time, the villagers found their voice to say no to mega projects in the former capital of Goa.

PANAJI: The corporation of the city of Panaji (CCP) on Wednesday called upon the state government to shift all government offices outside the city preferably to Patto or Porvorim and also decided to seek the intervention of the Union defense minister A K Antony for handing over two military garages - both to tackle the parking problem in Panaji.

Municipalities turn their back on green drive

PANAJI: An ambitious plan of the directorate of municipal administration to enlist municipal councils in the state to take up tree plantations around the landfill sites has failed to take off.

CCP in a fix over discarded lightbulbs, tubes

PANAJI: Having taken on the responsibility of collecting e-waste from households across the city, the Corporation of the city of Panaji is now caught in a fix, with no recycling solutions for tube lights and electric bulbs in sight.

Goa panel approves 6 JNNURM projects

PANAJI: Six projects for the development of the capital city were approved by the state-level steering committee on the Jawaharal Nehru national Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) on Friday.

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