The TCP should see to it that there should be proper village wise planning while formulating the new regional plan 2022 said Calangute MLA Michael lobo
Lobo was speaking to reporters after inaugurating the works of the Commencement of hot mixing of road from Parra Tower to Nagoa Dream Circle at the hands of Hon. MLA of Calangute Constituency Mr. Michael Lobo.
Lobo said that grounds, gyms, halls, parks, jogger parks and other development projects in the panchayat areas and there is a need to have village wise planning Whatever mistakes are there in the plan should be rectified.”
“In the Regional Plan 2021, not only are fields shown as settlement zones, but there is no mention of grounds and open places. This is not a mistake, but it has been done purposely,” alleged Lobo.
According to the Calangute MLA, there is no scope in Regional Plan 2021 to build grounds, gyms, halls, parks, jogger parks and other development projects in the panchayat areas.
Lobo said the Regional Plan 2021 was prepared by the erstwhile Congress government and was kept on hold by then chief minister Manohar Parrikar.
“The panchayats are in the dark regarding this plan. Similar problems could be faced by other panchayats as well,” he added.
“The government should bring the Regional Plan to safeguard the interests of Goans and whatever mistakes are there in the plan should be rectified.”
“It may be late, but there should be a good plan and care should be taken that there are no allegations that the Regional Plan has been open to keep an eye on the forthcoming assembly election,” said Lobo.
He was, however quick to add that scrapping of the Regional Plan was not a solution.
“But mistakes should be rectified. We must safeguard our fields through the Regional Plan,” he added.