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Directorate of municipal administration sanctions grant to develop ‘entrance zone’ to Panaji city

Comments Off on Directorate of municipal administration sanctions grant to develop ‘entrance zone’ to Panaji city   |   March 17, 2014    12:51pm   |Contributed by manoja

PANAJI: The entrance to Panaji city is rather chaotic and the ambience not eye-catching, but this may soon change with a scheme to develop an ‘entrance zone’ to the capital city with requisite infrastructure.

The directorate of municipal administration (DMA) has sanctioned a grant of Rs 50,000 through a pattern of financial assistance notified by it in a scheme recently.

“The main purpose is to provide infrastructure at the entrance, as the scene is far from perfect for tourists and locals due to traffic chaos and other problems,” an economic development corporation (EDC) official said.

The allocation for developmental activities in the area defined as capital city entrance zone (CCEZ) envisages preliminary studies, survey works and execution of major and minor projects.

EDC is the nodal agency for the project while a task force has been constituted with a corporation official, Ajit Ghantkar as the member secretary to co-ordinate all developmental activities pertaining to the areas in EDC, Patto Plaza, capital city and surrounding areas.

EDC had already commenced a few key projects in the Patto Plaza area.

“There were no proper footpaths here earlier. We have also introduced pay parking, but though the idea of fees is often opposed, it ensures discipline,” the EDC official added.

The scheme aims at releasing the funds for the project to draw up a master plan and execute it. “The grant has to be utilized within six months and the development of the entrance zone will get a major boost,” a DMA official stated.

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