Goa govt notifies more planning areas
Three planning areas of Taleigao, Bambolim and Kadamba have been notified together with the Panaji planning area, while Arpora, Nagoa and Parra have been notified in the Mapusa planning area as part of a preliminary step to redefine existing planning and development authorities (PDAs) and constitute new ones.
The notification, issued under Section 18 of the Town and Country Planning (TCP) Act, has been signed by the link secretary of the TCP department, Rupesh Kumar Thakur. It was notified in the official gazette dated December 21 this year, and came into effect from the date of its publication.
The TCP department will now stop processing files related to any development or construction in these planning areas with immediate effect. “The next step will be to notify PDAs under Section 20 of the TCP Act, wherein the new planning areas will be included and the members to constitute PDAs will be announced,” an official said.