* Bhoma villagers allege Government scrapped the proposed bypass road to favour the builder lobby
* Give two days deadline for Chief Minister to clarify the issue
PONDA: The locals from Nagzar and Bhoma on Monday evening protested against the land acquisition notice for the NH widening plan from the existing road.
The locals gathered at the meeting at Nagzar temple premises said Government is out to destroy their village.
“We will die but never allow to destroy our scenic Bhoma Village. We give a two-day deadline to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to clarify on land acquisition issue,” they said.
The locals demanded clarification as to how suddenly the government declared NH widening plan by keeping them in the dark.
The locals at Bhoma are uniting now as they learnt several houses would be displaced.
The locals said the Congress government was several times better than BJP.
“In BJP rule it doesn’t hear to woes of public,” they said Locals said the government had promised them a bypass road from Village and it was even shown on the Regional Plan of the Village but now the Government suddenly scrapped the bypass road and it appears this is to favour builder lobby.
Locals said the bypass shown on Regional Plan is now grabbed by builders and plots are developed for buildings.
“If the builder lobby succeeds then around 5000 migrants will settle in Bhoma but where the displaced locals would go,” he said.
They said migrants will settle in the village on the other hand locals are going to displace and suffer due to the widening of existing NH roads.
They urged PWD Minister Nilesh Cabral to clarify on the issue.
Locals urged Goans to support them in agitation.
Sanjay Naik who is leading the people said that these locals are from 54 houses and three age-old temples.
“If they are displaced for highway where they will go and what about future?” he said.
He said nothing is clear.
He questioned how government can widen the road without taking them into confidence. They gave two days deadline to clarify by Chief Minister failing which warned to come out on road and stage agitation.