GTDC residencies to get facelift, to introduce Camiaos bus tours and focus on infrastructure development: GTDC Board  


Panjim, April 30: Keeping in mind the increasing demand for clean and affordable accommodation facilities for tourists visiting Goa, the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) has decided to renovate four of its existing residencies across the State.

These include the residencies at Mapusa, Margao, Vasco and Calangute annex. It is proposed to give all these residencies a facelift and facilities. These proposals have been approved by the GTDC Board which met on Wednesday.

Some  of the other decisions  taken  by the GTDC Board include  the construction  of a  Convention Centre  in South Goa which will have  large  halls for events, weddings, banquets etc,  offices and adequate parking.

The GTDC Board has also agreed to float fresh tenders for appointing agencies for the maintenance and upkeep of the Multi Level Car Parking (MLCP) project and Santa Monica Jetty.


The GTDC has also proposed to buy new buses which would be later designed as  Camiaos for  conducting sightseeing tours.


The GTDC Board also agreed to lease out office space to the FFRO and India Tourism at the Paryatan Bhavan, Patto.


During the meeting, various proposals pertaining to tourism infrastructure were taken up and proposals with regards to pathways, utility services, signage’s, sewage treatment plants, and lighting were also approved by the board. The board has also agreed to a proposal for development of jetties for tourism purpose and a proposal to obtain Rs.500 crore from the central ministry under the Sagar Mala scheme has been agreed upon. This proposal will be sent to the Captain of Ports who will thereafter forward it to the Govt of India.