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Mormugao council seeks land for parking of new garbage vehicles

VASCO: Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC) has requested the deputy collector and sub-divisional magistrate Mahadev Araundekar to provide Shri Dev Damodar Charitable Trust land, which is lying unutilised in the town, for the purpose of parking of vehicles of the municipality that have been procured for garbage clearance.

Speaking to this daily, MMC chief officer Agnelo Fernandes said that the Goa State Urban Development Agency (GSUDA) has provided 9 vehicles to the municipality including compactors, mini trucks and Xenon jeeps for the purpose of lifting and transporting garbage from all the 25 wards. The total cost of the newly-procured vehicles is over Rs 1 crore.

The chief officer informed that the municipality is facing parking problem for the new vehicles. “There is no space available for parking of the additional vehicles and, hence, we have requested the deputy collector to provide us the unutilised land of the Shri Dev Damodar Charitable Trust,” informed Fernandes.

He said that the aforementioned land has been recently taken over by the district collector following orders of the revenue department. “The land is presently in the custody of the deputy collector and sub-divisional magistrate of Mormugao,” Fernandes said, adding, the municipal authorities have requested the deputy collector to hand over the land to them in order to park the newly-procured vehicles temporarily.

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