Will ensure locals dont suffer due to Western Bypass

Times of India | 1 day ago

Will ensure locals dont suffer due to Western Bypass

Tags: bypass   western bypass   western   work   sardesai   take   people   pauskar   due   demanded   areas   would   work western   watch   taken  

Margao: PWD minister Deepak Pauskar on Thursday said that steps would be taken to ensure that flooding does not occur during the monsoons due to the work of the Western Bypass in the flood-prone areas. After inspecting the ongoing work of Western Bypass along with Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai, Pauskar said that his department would appoint a flying squad to keep a watch. Stating that it will take around one year to complete the project, Pauskar said, “We will take care that people from this area will not suffer due to this work.” Earlier this month, Sardesai, along with residents of Mungul, Maddel and neighbouring areas of Fatorda, had halted land filling in low-lying fields near the wholesale fish market that was being done for the Western Bypass project. “We have demanded a 980m bypass on stilts, the government has approved our demand and now the court has to give its nod,” Sardesai said, adding that he has always demanded that the construction be on stilts in the flood-prone areas He said that people should not suffer due to construction of the Western Bypass by filling low-lying paddy fields. “We are not against the Western Bypass. It should happen, but not at the cost of people residing here.” Sardesai said this work will take months to complete and hence to prevent flooding in the rainy season steps should be taken. He earlier demanded that the government should appoint a flying squad, so a continuous watch remains on this area.