Chief Minister Digambar Kamat on Saturday morning, assured residents of Khariwado that he would shortly call for a meeting of concerned officials including the Mormugao Port Trust to resolve their problem.
The assurance was given to a delegation of the residents in the presence of South Goa Collector, G P Naik who accompanied the delegation after the residents marched to his office from the historic Lohia Maidan at Margao in the morning.
Residents of Khariwado whose houses were demolished on Thursday, had on Friday held a night vigil in Panjim demanding that the chief minister meet them and given them an assurance that their grievance would be addressed.
Shouting slogans “amchim ghoram amkam zai”, the residents this morning marched from Lohia Maidan to the Collector’s office even as a strong police presence was seen at the Chief Minister’s residence at Malbhat.
The Chief Minister revealed that he had tried to intervene in the matter and had held talks with the MPT officials earlier, but nothing really crystalised. However, he said he will have a fresh round of consultation to see how best the problem can be solved.