Friday, 20 October, 2017
   Govt hikes salary of GMC lecturers from 55k - 95k & Assistant Lecturers from 45k to 80k per month   CM Parrikar asks RTO clarification on dumping important documents on roadside, to file case for dumping garbage on highway   RTO'S MAKESHIFT OFFICE ALONG THE OLD GOA BY-PASS ROAD   Sign lease pacts with CCP at the earliest: Mayor to market tenants   ST strike: KTC suspends bus trips to Maharshtra   Goan disability activist wins national award   First pvt ferry services to begin from Nov   Late rains, chocked drains spell doom for farmers in Aldona

Norms flouted as weak bldg in Vasco gets another floor

Even as Mormugao Deputy Collector Mahadev Arondekar has directed members of Puspanjali Co-operative Society to ask the occupants to vacate the flats, a building next to the dilapidated building has constructed one more floor.

16th June 2017, 07:10 Hrs

the goan I network
Taking into consideration the dilapidated condition of Puspanjali building after the balcony of third floor collapsed recently, Arondekar is in the process of writing to the PWD (building section) to file a stability report of 35 dilapidated buildings in the port town based on the submission of Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC).   
The three-storey building, which is adjacent to Puspanjali building, has already developed cracks on its walls, but the residents have gone ahead and constructed one more floor with a slope.   
The shopkeepers on the ground floor have termed this additional construction as a threat to the residents and the people walking along 
the road. 
“The building is already weak and it cannot carry any more load and surprisingly, the owner/residents have constructed another floor,” said 
a shopkeeper.   
“Our building is also about 35 years old and the structure is totally weak and with the addition of one more floor, there is every chance for the building to sink as it is constructed on reclaimed area,” added the shopkeeper.   
“We would have not mind if they had to construct a roof with metal sheets, but constructing a concrete roof is a danger in waiting for every one,” added the shopkeeper.   
When contacted, MMC chairperson Deepak Naik feigned ignorance in the matter. However, Naik called the municipal engineer and directed him to send the staff and issue a stop order to the controversial construction.   
“These people do not realize what mistakes they are making, and if any eventuality takes place, then the people blame the authorities,” 
said Naik.   
“The construction of the additional floor is total violation as we have not given any construction licence. We are trying to vacate people from all private dilapidated buildings in the port town for their own safety. And here, giving scant respect for human lives, they are constructing an illegal floor on the building which is already in dilapidated condition,” 
added Naik.     

Related news

A close contest on the cards

England face usa in battle of wits in quarters at fatorda today Read more

A close contest on the cards

England face usa in battle of wits in quarters at fatorda today Read more

I know Goans will back us: England coach

steve cooper Acknowledges state’s love for english club football; says his team respects usa Read more

Top News

Bastora underpass to miss yet another deadline

The overbridge along NH17 cum underpass at Bastora was expected to be thrown open by Dec-end; New deadline set for March 2018 Read more

Govt unveils one-time benefit scheme for freedom fighters

Applicants to be settled after written undertaking n Freedom fighters once settled will not be eligible for pension Read more