PANJIM: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and TCP minister Chandrakant Babu Kavalekar today decided to scrap controversial proposal to include Old Goa area into Greater Panaji PDA.
The decision came following criticism from politician parties and public, who feared that the move would convert Old Goa heritage complex into concrete jungle.
“CM did not understand first what they were doing. When I told him, he immediately called up the TCP minister and told him not to do it,” said Lobo after meeting CM Sawant
Including Old Goa in GPPDA will imply increasing the FAR to 200 to 250 wherein upto 12 storied building could come up in the area which is a UNESCO world heritage site added Lobo
The site has to be protected, he asserted.