Renuka Da Silva resigns as SGPDA chairman ending her pro-development tenure

Daijiworld Media Network

Fatorda, Jul 15: Chairman of South Goa Planning and Development Authority, Renuka Da Silva tendered her resignation from the post. Goa Forward Party (GFP) Chief, Vijai Sardesai said that her tenure reflects the manifesto promises made by the party to the people. “The tenure of Renuka Da Silva reflects the commitments made by our party during the last assembly election,” Sardesai told reporters listing out various pro-people initiatives taken by SGPDA.

Renuka’s two year tenure which began on June 14, 2017 was marked by the completion and notification of the ''Outline Development Plan (ODP) 2028'' for Margao, Fatorda, Ponda and construction of retail fish market and land acquisition for Kabrasthan and Town Hall project at Fatorda. 

Sardesai said that the ODP which could not be completed during the previous tenure was completed by consultative process and after following all procedures set by the government. He said that in the ODP certain changes were incorporated to protect city’a architectural and cultural identity and areas were marked with zone changes to facilitate construction of various projects.

The zone was earmarked as institutional, for land identified for construction of new St Joaquim Church at Borda. The Goa Tinto Project was also planned to restore various structures like the Camara Municipale de Salcette and upgrading the entire stretch from the old market circle up to the Communidade building in Old Market.

Changes to enable affordable housing were also incorporated in the ODP, by granting a special residential zone to various existing Housing societies, to make redevelopment viable for the residents. Additional FAR ( Floor Area Ratio) was given to government land in Pajifond and MMC owned land at Sonsoddo for affordable housing projects.

In the ODP, changes were also made to boost economy by creating jobs, and making changes to allow projects like an inter state and intra state Bus terminus, community farming hub and tech hub at GSUDA owned land opposite the district collectorate, SGPDA exhibition ground and a farmer’s market near Presentation High School.

The changes were also made to allow educational institutions to give better quality education by allowing improvement in infrastructure through additional floor area ratio.



Title : Renuka Da Silva resigns as SGPDA chairman ending her pro-development tenure


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