Panaji, July 18, 2015 … Chief Minister Shri Laxmikant Parsekar inaugurated the refurbished Office of Chief Town Planner in the distinguished presence of Dy. Chief Minister Shri Francis D’Souza, Dr. Pramod Sawant, MLA and Chairman of GSIDC, Shri Sidharth Kuncalienkar, MLA and Chairman of EDC and Shri Arun Goyal, Principal Secretary, Town and Country Planning.

The office is housed on 2nd floor, Dempo Tower, Patto, Panaji. It is fully renovated by providing new flooring, false ceiling, cabin partitions, light fixtures etc alongwith all new furniture giving new look and spirit to the office. Newly refurbished office is now fully air-conditioned with low energy consuming LED lights, giving lively atmosphere and ambience to the office.

The refurbished work has been executed under GSIDC. An amount of Rs. 2.15 crores has been spent on refurbished office premises.

Briefing media persons after the inauguration of new refurbished office premises the Dy. Chief Minister Shri D’Souza said Government is contemplating to conduct audit of 30 years old Government buildings as well as private buildings to assess their conditions and initiate safety measures accordingly to avoid any untoward incidents in future.

In this context the Dy. Chief Minister said the process in this regard will be started in next 15 days time wherein the Government will empanel qualified technical personnel for conducting audit.

The Dy. Chief Minister said local self Government bodies such as Municipalities and Village Panchayats should identified those buildings which are in dilapidated condition and bring it to the notice of the Government so that the Government can take appropriate steps for its restoration.

Referring to the old houses built during Portuguese regime the Dy. Chief Minister said the Government will ensure that proper care of such houses is taken.