Panaji, November, 1st, 2016 …. Defence Minister, Shri Manohar Parrikar and Chief Minister Shri Laxmikant Parsekar inaugurated Goa’s First Multilevel Level Car Parking on today at Patto, Panaji. Tourism Minister Shri Dilip Parulekar, Goa Tourism Development Corporation(GTDC) Chairman Shri Nilesh Cabral, Panaji MLA Shri Sidharth Kuncalieker, GTDC Managing Director Shri Nikhil Desai, Director of Tourism Department Shri. Sanjeev Gawas Desai, TTAG President Shri. Savio Messias and Industrialist Shri. Gaurish Dhond were also present at the function among others.
This much awaited project by GTDC is a ground + four floors parking hub with total capacity of 465 cars spread in area of 2586.97 sqmtr along with a terrace and Open area. There are two independent circular ramps provided for free movement of vehicles for entry and exit. The project is also friendly to people with physical disabilities with special amenities to be included soon.
Speaking on the occasion, Defence Minister Shri Parrikar congratulated the Government for completing one of the most needed projects in the state. “This project is built after a lot of study and research to stop traffic congestion. Locals as well as the tourists should take due advantage of this project in order to have a smooth ride in the state.” He said. Quoting the upcoming Mandovi bridge, Parrikar assured a complete traffic de-congestion and declared its inauguration by December 2017.
Chief Minister Shri Laxmikant Parsekar stated that this project is a boon to the state as a steep rise of 20% each year is seen in the number of tourists. “This is a unique project with State-of-the-Art facility. The quality of this project, along with other mega Government projects, will surely change people’s perception towards Government constructions. We shall surely have more such projects in Panaji and other parts of the state,” he added.
Tourism Minister Shri Parulekar, GTDC Chairman Shri Cabral and Panaji MLA Shri Kuncalieker also spoke on the occasion. The Defence Minister later felicitated Kum Sanjana Prabhugaonker who was selected to represent Team India to participate in Union International De Penthathlon Moderne (UIPM) 2016 Biathle World Championship in USA and won Silver Medal in Swimming in Youth E (Girls Category).