Goencho Ekvott has on Friday said the organisation has faith that the judiciary will do due diligence and grant the people of Goa the much deserved justice considering the epoch making judgement of the Supreme Court of India which has ruled against the double tracking through Goa.
Goencho Ekvott founder member Orville Dourado Rodrigues further said the Supreme Court has instead recommended the Railway authorities to use the ready port & railway infrastructure at Krishnapatnam on the East Coast of India to transport coal to the hinterland of Karnataka and Maharashtra being economically more viable.
The organisation has reiterated its stand that the Mormugao Port Authority (MPA) should have a dedicated cruise terminal of international standards alongside a container terminal to facilitate the export of pharmaceutical goods processed at the nearby industrial estate at Verna, Corlim, etc thus giving a boost to the local economy in terms of employment, locals being the primary beneficiaries.
Orville was reacting to the reports on the HC dismissing petition challenging double track project, causing disbelief and anxiety amongst the villagers, especially those living alongside the existing South Western Railway tracks.
“Goencho Ekvott has not seen the writ petition nor received a copy of the order. We @Goencho Ekvott would like to inform the public at large that two independent writ petitions filed before the Goa Bench of the High Court of Bombay by affected villagers of Pale, Velsao and the Village Panchayat of Velsao-Pale-Issorcim are pending before the High Court. To our knowledge, the grounds for these two particular writ petitions are not the same as the grounds of the recently disposed off writ petition pertaining to Chandor and Guirdolim area,” he said.
He added: Our legal team is seized of the matter and we have faith that our Judiciary will do due diligence and grant the people of Goa the much deserved justice considering the epoch making judgement of the highest court in the land, the Supreme Court of India which has ruled against the double tracking through Goa.”