GTDC brings ‘light’ into high mast at Margao comunidade square
12th January 2019, 03:44 Hrs
the goan I network
Thanks to the Goa Tourism Development Corporation, the defunct high mast lamp located near the Margao comunidade square was finally lit up with LED lamps, illuminating the entire square and the surrounding market area.
Power officials, who were at one point of time, planned to dismantle the defunct high mast, but had left the mast as it is due to the high cost involved in bringing down the structure, were quick to point out that the high mast has been revived by the GTDC with the promise to look after its upkeep and maintenance.
Assistant Engineer, Electricity Carlos Fernandes informed that the department only provided the logistic support to the GTDC to revive the high mast with LED lamps, on the promise that they will look after the maintenance. He conceded that though the high mast had been lying defunct without illumination for over a decade now, but was not dismantled due to the huge costs involved in bringing down the structure.
As the high mast was re-commissioned on Friday evening, the entire area, including the adjoining market area and the area where commuters from Salcete wait for the buses to leave for their respective destinations, was lit up and illuminated giving the comunidade a new lease of life.