TO CREATE SMART CITIES NEEDS PROPER PLANNING-DEFENCE MINISTER

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Panaji: July 6,2015 …. The Union Minister of Defence Shri Manohar Parrikar launched the 1st Town Planning Scheme at Downtown Mapusa Phase Ist ,Camarkhazan  and  Gausawado Phase II at a function held at Mapusa  today. The function was organized by Town and Country Planning.                  

 In his inaugural address the Defence Minister said that this planning scheme has comprised of requirements which are necessary for Mapusa city. The parking problem, traffic congestion, garbage problem other problems would be sort out.

Shri Parrikar further speaking also said Mapusa being a fast growing, developing city n it will emerge as  smart and beautiful city and while doing so no injustice will be done to those who are involved in this added.     

 The Chief Minister Shri Laxmikant Parsekar Speaking on the occasion said that Mapusa is the fast  developing city and therefore requires proper planning.  He said that after the implementation of this scheme Mapusa will  emerge as well planned and beautiful city in future. While doing this the interest of those who are involved would taken   care of.

  Shri Parsekar further speaking complimented to the Deputy Chief minister Shri Francis D’Souza for his endeavor to make this scheme implemented for Mapusa city

  The Deputy Chief Minister Shri Francis D’Sousa in his address  said that all the stakeholders will be taken in to confidence while implementing this scheme in Mapusa. While initiating the process development care would be taken to uphold the interest all the segments like farmers, land owners, tenants and others.

 Shri D’Souza  further speaking explained the concept of smart city where in he said the amenities required sre proper housing,  round the clock power and water supply, traffic system, garbage collection ,sewage system, joggers park, children park, recreation center  as  well. The city of Mapusa has many problems and   Government strives  to overcome these problems  through this scheme to make Mapusa  a smart city. In this regard he appealed to the people suggest and bring ideas to plan the development of Mapusa city in a better way

Minister for Water Resources Shri Dayanand Mandrekar while speaking at  the function said that proper  planning  of our cities is the need of hour. The Government taking  this in  view has planned development for the city of Mapusa. If this implemented we will get to see a smart and well developed city in future he added.    

Dr.Pramod Sawant MLA and Chairman GSIDC, Smt. Rupa Bhakta Chairman MMC, Smt. VijetaNaik Deputy Chairperson MMC, Dr.PuttuRaju Chief Town Planner TCP,  ShriSandipFalari Councillor, other Councillors, Town planners, architects, engineers, staff of TCP were those who attended the function.

 Shri Michael Lobo MLA and Chairman NGPDA  welcomed the guests. Shri Anil Samant compered the function while Shri Sudhir Kandolkar Councillor MMC proposed the vote of thanks.

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