MARGAO: MLA Digambar Kamat today said that all gaddas in Margao are illegal except for a few ones.
Kamat was speaking to reporters after launching various developmental works in Margao constituency.
“If you go to see all gaddas in Margao are illegal except for a few ones. These gaddas are there for many years now, we cannot just remove them, I never hur the poor people when they are earning something,” said Kamat.
He further said that they are in process of doing a vendor zone at various locations in Margao after which these all gaddas will be rehabilitated there in those particular zones.
“Work is on to bring in atleast 2-3 vendor zones. All such gaddas will be accumulated there legally. These gaddas are not new, they are there for many years,” he added.
Kamat said that tenders have been issued for the work of beautifying roads leading to the Konkan Railway station, Margao-Ravanfond bridge to Khareband bridge, and Ravanfond bridge to Victor hospital, including redesigning of traffic islands.
“The roads need to be widened to 15m. The land was acquired many years ago. So demarcation needs to be done to ascertain how much land has been encroached upon illegally. Instructions have been given to clear all illegal encroachments,” Kamat said