23-01-2014 …  Chief Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar, laid the Foundation Stone for the  construction of  the proposed Rs. 17.75 Crores New Bus Stand in the distinguished presence of Minister for  Transport Shri Sudin Dhavalikar and Minister for Co-operation Shri Pandurang Dhavalikar at Marcel yesterday.

  The work of the complex will be executed under GSIDC and is expected to be completed in 18 months. Besides Bus Stand the project will have provision for construction of Market, Multipurpose Hall, Library, Government offices such as Post office, Panchayat Ghar etc.

 Speaking on the occasion the Chief Minister stressed the need for better Consultant, Contractor  and availability  of adequate  finance for execution and  completion of developmental  works in stipulated  time period. In this context,  he referred to the construction of Calvim bridge  and the infrastructure created for the ongoing  Lusofonia  games in Goa. He said, during last six months the pace of development in Goa  has been accelerated and that the Government has fulfilled almost  all the assurances given to the people of the state. He assured that the construction of Bus Stand at Marcel  will be completed in one year.

  Minister for Transport Shri Sudin Dhavlikar in his address emphasized  the need to conserve and make Judicious  use of water which is being supplied to the people of Goa at cheaper  rate. He  said, all efforts are being made to provide 24×7 water supply to the people  of the state by 2016. The water supply problem at Marcel and its surrounding  areas will also be solved after the construction of Rs. 110 Crores 25 MLD project at Ganje-Usgao the work of which will be taken up within 15 days.

Shri Dhavalikar said efforts are already been initiated to have Transport Management System  in Ponda and that works to the tune of Rs. 450 Crores have been tendered  for construction of  roads in the state.

Co-operation Minister Shri Pandurang Dhavalikar expressed happiness  over the construction  of Bus Stand which he said was a long pending demand of the people. He listed the ongoing works and the works to be taken up such as construction of college at Khandola, New Power  Sub Station, Market at Banastari among other works.  He further informed that the roads in Marcel areas will be hot mixed incurring an expenditure of Rs. 16 Crores.

  Smt. Nirmala Sawant, Former Minister spoke  on the occasion.

Shri Gokuldas Naik, ZP  member and Smt. Bhavana Naik,  Sarpanch Betki Khandola were presence.

Shri Arun Dessai, Director of Transport welcomed and Shri Francis Lobo Sarpanch Tivrem orgao Proposed  the vote  of thanks.