Panjim, Feb 9: Hon’ble Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Parrikar today inaugurated a four lane road and beautification of traffic island at Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Circle at Curchorem, in the distinguished presence of Hon’ble Minister for Tourism, Mr. Manohar Ajgaonkar and Hon’ble MLA & Chairman of GTDC, Mr. Nilesh Cabral. This mega project has been undertaken by the Department of Tourism, Govt. of Goa and Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) through its SPV Cell under the Development of Hinterland Tourism.
The objective of the project was to develop various places of interest in the Sanguem and Quepem Taluka to provide basic amenities and upgrade junctions with signages, toilet blocks, traffic islands, footpaths etc.
Goa Tourism has undertaken the four lane road with signages, traffic island and beautification of Dr. Ambedkar Circle in three phases. The four laning of the road covers a length of 1.2 kms, underground HT (33 KV) and LT (11KV) electric cabling by providing separate ducts below the footpaths.
Footpaths on either sides of the road have been constructed with sit outs and under ground storm water drains. Illumination of the roads, a fountain and garden at the Dr Ambedkar Circle, traffic and signages for safety of tourists, providing toilets block facilities for tourists near the railway station are some of the components under the development project.
The work has been carried out by M/s Bagkiya Constructions and the consultants for this project are Fourth Dimensions, Pune.
Also present at the function were councilors of Curchorem – Cacora Municipal Council and officials from the Dept. of Tourism, Govt. of Goa and GTDC.