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GCZMA APPROVES PROJECTS AS PER CM ORDERS?
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Stephen Dias
2014-10-16 00:41:59 UTC
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Dear Srinet Kotwale,
Member Secretary
GCZMA

I am also in the opinion although I was living in that area ( Portais)
earlier for so many years that this bridge from Patto to Four Pillars at
St Cruz ( over the Ourem Creek ) is a MUST not only for the congestion sake
point of view but it is shortening a distance by at least one kilometer,
and the residents from Portais, Mala and even St Cruz are happy if that is
built even without EIA clearance. Please go ahead.

However you (Srinet) is still in dark about the work going on in full
swing at Aivao for NIWS ( National Water Sports ) which is neither has EIA
nor any approvals from CRZ and other authorities, as it comes under CRZ
limits. This project was shelved since 2005 onwards You have neither
clarified to the public nor it has been discussed in your committee about
it. Alina Saldanha also is kept mum on this project. Google mapping shows
that limitation of distance where this project is coming up is within the
CRZ zone. and it is at low lying area. Recently CM Manohar Parrikar has
inaugurated part of this project construction in haste so that it carries
out quickly, as he has smelled some opposition from the villagers of Aivao
and D.Paula. Will you clarify this case although your earlier committee
sent by you headed by a Retd Judge Afonso Araujo who told us ( Myself and
Dr.Joe ) while they were inspecting was in the opinion that this comes
under CRZ and he said that he will instruct the Dept to issue a show cause
notice immediately which never came.
Another project at Mala , Portais a huge project is also coming at low
lying area, please investigate this massive construction and ask to stop
it/abandon this project with modifications.

Stephen Dias
D.Paula
Date: 16th Oct 2014
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PANAJI: The Goa coastal zone management authority (GCZMA) has granted
permission to Goa state infrastructure development corporation (GSIDC) to
build a bridge across Rua de Ourem creek in the city.

The bridge is expected to shorten the distance from South-eastern parts of
the city and its suburbs in St Cruz at least by a kilometre and help
decongesting the area.

The Ourem creek is lined with lush green mangrove trees and the Mala side
columns for the bridge will be located inside the creek whereas the Patto
side columns will be located on the bank.

Srinet Kotwale, member secretary of GCZMA, said under CRZ rules, bridges
are a permitted activity. Normally, it is checked if bridge columns
interfere or block tidal flow.

The GCZMA members also raised a question on whether environment impact
assessment (EIA) is required to be carried out. The member secretary
pointed out that normally bridges do not require EIA.

Building of the bridge will also require removal of some portion of the
mangroves to make space for proposed columns of the bridge.

The decision to grant permission for the bridge was taken after GCZMA's
expert team conducted site inspection and submitted its report.

When permissions are given to projects of such nature, he said the
applicant is asked to compensate loss by cultivating mangroves in the same
area. With GCZMA giving the project a green signal, GSIDC Ltd, will now
have to obtain other required permissions from the local authorities which
should not consume much time.

The bridge is expected to shorten the distance from south-eastern parts of
the city and its suburbs in St Cruz at least by a kilometre and help
decongest the area. Building of the bridge will require removal of some
portion of the mangroves that line the Ourem creek to make space for
proposed columns of the bridge.
angel
2014-10-17 03:39:34 UTC
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Who are these residents that told you that "residents from Portais, Mala and
even St Cruz are happy if that is
built even without EIA clearance" and that it will benefit them?
Orlando

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From: Stephen Dias
Sent: Thursday, October 16, 2014 6:11 AM
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Subject: [Goanet] GCZMA APPROVES PROJECTS AS PER CM ORDERS?

Dear Srinet Kotwale,
Member Secretary
GCZMA

I am also in the opinion although I was living in that area ( Portais)
earlier for so many years that this bridge from Patto to Four Pillars at
St Cruz ( over the Ourem Creek ) is a MUST not only for the congestion sake
point of view but it is shortening a distance by at least one kilometer,
and the residents from Portais, Mala and even St Cruz are happy if that is
built even without EIA clearance. Please go ahead.

However you (Srinet) is still in dark about the work going on in full
swing at Aivao for NIWS ( National Water Sports ) which is neither has EIA
nor any approvals from CRZ and other authorities, as it comes under CRZ
limits. This project was shelved since 2005 onwards You have neither
clarified to the public nor it has been discussed in your committee about
it. Alina Saldanha also is kept mum on this project. Google mapping shows
that limitation of distance where this project is coming up is within the
CRZ zone. and it is at low lying area. Recently CM Manohar Parrikar has
inaugurated part of this project construction in haste so that it carries
out quickly, as he has smelled some opposition from the villagers of Aivao
and D.Paula. Will you clarify this case although your earlier committee
sent by you headed by a Retd Judge Afonso Araujo who told us ( Myself and
Dr.Joe ) while they were inspecting was in the opinion that this comes
under CRZ and he said that he will instruct the Dept to issue a show cause
notice immediately which never came.
Another project at Mala , Portais a huge project is also coming at low
lying area, please investigate this massive construction and ask to stop
it/abandon this project with modifications.

Stephen Dias
D.Paula
Date: 16th Oct 2014
======================================================================================

PANAJI: The Goa coastal zone management authority (GCZMA) has granted
permission to Goa state infrastructure development corporation (GSIDC) to
build a bridge across Rua de Ourem creek in the city.

The bridge is expected to shorten the distance from South-eastern parts of
the city and its suburbs in St Cruz at least by a kilometre and help
decongesting the area.

The Ourem creek is lined with lush green mangrove trees and the Mala side
columns for the bridge will be located inside the creek whereas the Patto
side columns will be located on the bank.

Srinet Kotwale, member secretary of GCZMA, said under CRZ rules, bridges
are a permitted activity. Normally, it is checked if bridge columns
interfere or block tidal flow.

The GCZMA members also raised a question on whether environment impact
assessment (EIA) is required to be carried out. The member secretary
pointed out that normally bridges do not require EIA.

Building of the bridge will also require removal of some portion of the
mangroves to make space for proposed columns of the bridge.

The decision to grant permission for the bridge was taken after GCZMA's
expert team conducted site inspection and submitted its report.

When permissions are given to projects of such nature, he said the
applicant is asked to compensate loss by cultivating mangroves in the same
area. With GCZMA giving the project a green signal, GSIDC Ltd, will now
have to obtain other required permissions from the local authorities which
should not consume much time.

The bridge is expected to shorten the distance from south-eastern parts of
the city and its suburbs in St Cruz at least by a kilometre and help
decongest the area. Building of the bridge will require removal of some
portion of the mangroves that line the Ourem creek to make space for
proposed columns of the bridge.

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