CCP mayor says LKS not given permission for drafting city master plan


16-08-2013 … In what could be said as a major set back for the state government over its idea of preparing a city draft master plan for the Panjim city mayor of the corporation city of Panjim Surendra Furtado on Saturday said that the people of Panjim city were taken for ride with so many consultants being appointed for the preparation of the Panjim city master plan in the past few years as he was not aware of any master plans being done by Spain-based consultants LKS India private limited who had no permission from the corporation …

Speaking exclusively to goanreporter CCP mayor Surendra Furtado said that he was not aware of any master plans done by LKS because as CCP earlier had appointed Groupe SCE a French company based in Bangalore to do the Comprehensive Mobility Plan in the last seven to eight years and lks had no permission from the Corporation and the same has been appointed by the Government of Goa and by GSIDC

Surendra said that eight years back Government of Goa through the CCP had appointed Hudco who have given entire Comprehensive City Plan to the government after than under UNNURM the other consultants appointed were Charles Correia Foundation and now I hear that some LKS has been appointed and therefore it is for the GSIDC and Government of Goa to tell you what exactly is going on

Surendra also stated that Comprehensive Mobility Plans prepared by groupe sce had taken in to consideration issues such as traffics, roads, parks, gardens, bridges, footpaths and flyovers prepared with an estimated cost of 800 crores rupees