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Cuncolim locals warn of agitation over real estate project at hillock

30 Nov 2021 | 07:35am IST

Cuncolim locals warn of agitation over real estate project at hillock


Team Herald

MARGAO: The controversy over illegal construction project at Old Goa heritage site is yet to settle down, and now the villagers of Cuncolim have once again warned the BJP government of massive agitation over the issue of mega real estate project at Cancanamoddi Hillock in Cuncolim Constituency, as the Town and Country Planning Department has now issued a fresh Technical Clearance to the project.

Addressing the media persons, here, on Monday, Congress leader Yuri Alemao along with villagers alleged nexus between builder lobby, Town and Country Planning Minister and local MLA to topple the only Congress ruled municipality in Cuncolim to make easy access to multi crore project.

Close on the heels of the controversial real estate development at the Old Goa heritage site, it looks that the BJP government is all out to provide clearances to a multi-crore mega real estate project at Cancanamoddi Hillock in Cuncolim Constituency.

Yuri said that the government and the TCP has not learnt any lesson and continue to be pathological violators.

He further said that the builder lobby involved in the mega project is desperately trying to topple the ruling Congress dispensation in Cuncolim Municipal Council to make smooth access for getting required permissions from Cuncolim Municipal Council.


It is pertinent to note that in July this year, the concerned locals of Cuncolim had filed complaints against the illegal hill cutting. The Cuncolim Municipal Council had issued the stop work order and a joint inspection with the TCP officials was requested.

"At this inspection, the TCP officer was arrogant and brazen stating that the Cancanamoddi Hillock is not a hill. The TCP has now issued a fresh Technical Clearance on November 22,” he informed.

Yuri further stated that the interests involved are of BJP ministers and the MLA including that of TCP Minister.

He warned that the people of Cuncolim and the Congress party workers will oppose the illegal hill cutting and reposed full faith in "Rakhondar Aajo" of the hillock site to provide strength to the people in their struggle to protect the natural resource.

Congress leader advised all the elected councillors irrespective of political affiliations to stand firm and together on the issue of Cancanamoddi Hillock as destruction of the hill will damage the ecology of the place, the surroundings and eventually destroy the water aquifer at the bottom of hill.

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