PANAJI: Reacting to the slow pace of Smart City works in Panaji, the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that he will discuss the issue with the contractors and get them to speed up the process and work.
“I will look into it. I will discuss it with the contractors and get them to speed up the work,” said Sawant
He further assured he will hold meetings with the contractors involved and draw up schedules for speedy restoration of roads and drains.
PWD Minister Nilesh Cabral said that the dug roads will be temporarily put in place by June 1 without hot mixing.
Cabral said the damage caused to old sewer lines connecting houses will be fixed within next eight days and thereafter the road will be taken up for full grouting.
“New sewerage line work in Panaji will not be completed before the monsoons. As sewerage line work cannot be carried out during the monsoons, the dug roads will be temporarily put in place by June 1 without hot mixing. They will be dug up yet again post monsoon to complete the Smart City works,’ said Cabral
He further said that New sewerage line work will not be completed before the monsoons as work of manholes etc is yet to be done.
“We will not continue with the work during monsoon; PWD should have executed the work and not GSUDA. Iassured that efforts are on to ensure that overflowing of sewerage will not happen,” he added
Initially, the CCP had stated that the situation would be under control after leakage in a sewer line addressed, however even after the situation didn’t improve, the City Corporation then stated that the things will fall in place once the vacuum sewer system is commissioned in Mala.