PANAJI: Stating that state government will seek legal opinion to regularise houses on Communidade land, Revenue Minister today accused ‘some’ Communidade’s of being in connivance to allow encroachments on their land.
Speaking to media, Monserrate said that Communidades will be taken into confidence while regularising the structures.
“See the houses cannot come overnight, some Communidades, I am not saying all, but some were in connivance to allow illegal encroachments. One cannot get electricity and water connections just like that,” said Monserrate.
He further said that there is a need to go to root of these encroachments.
Speaking further, Monserrate said that Smart City works undergoing across the city will be completed in the next six months.
“Now with monsoons over, Smart City work across the city is going on in full swiming and will be completed in six months time” said Monserrate.
He further said that he has seen Smart City works in Mumbai but in Goa it becomes an issue as there is only a single road.
“MD is monitoring the situation and by the next monsoons, it will be completed,” he added.
Monserrate, empathized with the people’s difficulties and apologised for the Smart City works that have added to their hardships.
However, he reassured the public that the government is actively working to enhance the city’s infrastructure to prevent flooding.
The MLA confidently stated that within the next six months, all pending work will be completed, ensuring a flood-resistant Panaji.
Meanwhile, Monserrate also said that North Goa Collectorate building is in bad shape and there is an urgent need for shifting.
“Thought the building is in bad shape, the staff are working tirelessly in completing tasks” he added.