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Irked Salvador-do-Mundo residents demand dilapidated bus depot road repaired soon

Story: the goan | network | 14th November 2017, 04:36 Hrs
PORVORIM
The residents of Salvador-do-Mundo have complained that the condition of the road from Kadamba depot to Paitona has become pathetic, as several potholes have developed on the road.
The residents had raised the issue in the gram sabha on Sunday and demanded immediate repairs and hotmixing of the road.
Speaking at the gram sabha, Adv Prashant Gadkar said he has obtained information under Right to Information Act from PWD about this road. "The work order was issued on February 20, 2015, to a firm from Ponda for widening and hotmixing the road from Holy Family Church to Paitona and the cost of the work was Rs 1.98 crore," he said.
"This work was expected to be completed by May 18, 2015. The contractor undertook the work from Holy Family Church to Kadamba depot and then abandoned the work. Till date, the contractor has not completed the remaining work."
"However, the PWD released payment of Rs 1.50 crore to the contractor though he has not completed the work fully. It is now over 2 years that the contractor has not completed the work
with the result that the condition of the road has become worse."
"If repairs and hotmixing of the road from Kadamba depot to Paitona are not done immediately, then the residents will have to launch agitation," warned Gadkar.
Salvador-do-Mundo Sarpanch Sandip Salgaonkar admitted that the condition of the portion of road is bad and requested Gadkar to submit the documents he has obtained from PWD under RTI to enable the panchayat to take up the matter with PWD.