Civil court restrains Quepem civic body from using new market complex

Times of India | 1 year ago | 29-12-2021 | 04:16 am

Civil court restrains Quepem civic body from using new market complex

Quepem: The inauguration of a new market complex built at a cost of Rs 9.4 crore in Quepem has received a setback as a civil court has granted a temporary injunction restraining Quepem Municipal Council (QMC) from leasing shops or creating third party rights in the new building. Sources said that QMC had planned to inaugurate the new complex before the election code of conduct comes into effect. However, the Cathedral Chapter of Archdiocese of Goa and Daman, Old Goa, represented by its administrator Rev canon Fr Alfred Judas Vas, filed a petition in the Quepem civil court praying for a permanent injunction over the newly-constructed building under the provisions of Specific Relief Act, 1963. QMC had demolished the dilapidated market building in 2017, but some councillors had opposed the move Later in 2018, the remaining part was razed to pave way for the new building. Funded by GSUDA, the work of the four-storey building commenced in March 2019. It consists of a basement for car parking, ground floor for fish and vegetable vendors, while the second and third floors are for offices and shops, and the fourth one for a 500-capacity hall. The Cathedral Chapter stated in the petition that they are the lawful owners of the property and acquired right to the property by virtue of will dated November 11, 1834 and approved on January 1, 1835 executed by late Jose Paulo da Costa Pereira d’ Almeida.

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