Goa capital aims to become no nuisance zone

May 27th, 2008 - 4:08 pm ICT by admin  

By Frederick Noronha
Panaji, May 27 (IANS) No more sleeping, cooking or even loitering and squatting in the open in Goa’s capital and definitely no “nuisance”, the corporation of Panaji has warned. Panaji, one of the smallest state capitals of the country was once a sparkling clean city awash with Mediterranean colours. Now its corporation has set up an enforcement squad that will also take on “any other act resembling nuisance in public places”. It will focus on gardens, footpaths, roadsides, beaches and bus stands.

A five-member enforcement squad was set up after the corporation commissioner signed the order. It is to be assisted by four policemen. The squad will work from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The order came after returned expat and engineer Rajan Parrikar of Miramar neighbourhood moved the high court in a public interest suit, urging that Panaji authorities be asked to maintain public hygiene, sanitation and cleanliness.

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