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Benaulikars brace up to knock doors of court

THE GOAN NETWORK | MARCH 21, 2022, 12:36 AM IST
Benaulikars brace up to knock doors of court

MARGAO
Benaulim villagers are bracing up to knock the doors of the Judiciary to stop the PWD, National Highway from bulldozing its way by building the bypass via land filling in the village.

With the newly-elected MLA Venzy Viegas and the villagers getting the local Benaulim panchayat to file a petition in the court to ensure the bypass passing through the village is put on stilts, the villagers are bracing up to file a petition in the court in the next two days.

MLA Venzy informed that since the courts were closed on account of Holi Holiday, the panchayat could not move the court in the last two days. “Through the Benaulim panchayat, we are planning to move the courts in the next two days to grant relief and stop the PWD from filling up the water bodies, including the Tolleaband lake. We understand that this move ought to have been done over a year ago when the PWD had planned to build the bypass on stilts. Anyway, it’s never too late and we will now pursue the matter in the courts to ensure justice is done to the people and the village is saved from ecological and environmental disaster,” he said.


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