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Government Re-thinking On Cricket Stadium

The government is doing a re-think on the proposed cricket stadium at Thivim, a pet project of former finance minister and Goa Cricket Association (GCA) President Dayanand Narvekar.
That the government is reconsidering its plans to construct the stadium at Thivim was disclosed by the Advocate General before the Bombay High Court at Goa on Wednesday morning when the court was hearing a public interest petition filed by Norma Alvares.

Norma filed the petition addressing environmental issue like forest land being denuded for the stadium without the mandatory permissions and licenses from statutory organizations.
Besides, there are a couple of other petitions filed by local organizations challenging the government decision to hand over the land acquired by it to private party as GCA is a corporate body.
The Advocate General submitted to the court that in the wake of various complaints received by the government over the issue, the government was doing a re-think on constructing the stadium and further informed that the government’s stand would be informed to the court next week.

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