The newly elected Mayor of Panjim city, Yatin Parekh soon after taking over the mantle, announced that the Corporation of the City of Panjim would oppose the proposed expansion of Kala Academy and Convention Centre near Inox multiplex on grounds that both these projects would lead to congestion.
He said the CCP would not grant any permission for these projects as they would further mess up the already “messed up” traffic flow in the area, particularly the 2,000 seat convention centre proposed in the present parking lot of Inox, which though opposed by officials, has been given the green signal by the politicians.
Announcing his agenda to provide a good administration to the people, the Mayor said that no new construction licenses or occupancy certificates will be issued unless the builders provide proper parking areas for the occupants of their projects.
He listed solving the parking problem of the capital city as a top priority and revealed plans to seek technical advice from experts to deal with this problem adding that if necessary, multi-storied parking facilities will be erected in some places in the city.
He also said that the market complex would be completed on a war footing along with the desiltation of the St. Inez nallah. Funds under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission would be utilized for these two projects, he said.
While announcing that a complaint/suggestion box would be installed outside his cabin, he vowed to provide a corruption-free, people-friendly and development-oriented administration.