Govt working on mechanism to stop debris dumping along highways

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PANAJI: The government is working out a mechanism to stop dumping of debris along highways.

There will be dedicated areas for dumping debris, but outside the city limits. Patrol vans will be deployed to keep a check on the offenders, chief minister Manohar Parrikar told mediapersons on Thursday.

He was speaking after inaugurating the office of the confederation of real estate developers' association (CREDIA) - Goa chapter.

CREDIA is the apex body of private real estate developers in India. While discussing with CREDIA-Goa members about their problems, Parrikar suggested that they should ensure that construction debris is not dumped along the roadside.

He said government nevertheless is trying to work out a solution to the problem adding that the plots will be identified beyond city limits to facilitate dumping of debris.

"This is still at a conceptualization stage and we haven't fixed a deadline in commissioning this project," Parrikar clarified even as he pointed out that they want it done as early as possible.

Elaborating his ideas further, he said vans will patrol the highways to ensure that culprits who dump debris on sides of the highways don't get away.

The plan also includes appointing an agency that will be entrusted with the task of lifting debris, though the plan is still in the initial stages.

Earlier, he suggested to CREDIA members to see that chemical toilets are provided at camping sites for construction labourers. Some members said their sites do have such toilets but they are hardly being used by the labourers.

Earlier, Jaganath Prabhudessai, president CREDAI - Goa said the organization will take up issues that are a cause of concern to the industry like Regional plan 2021, Mundkar Act, CRZ areas, one window clearance of projects etc in the near future.

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