Panaji: The Mayor of Corporation of City of Panaji along with the other corporators have threatened to go on hunger strike if all the potholes in the state capital are not filled within 48 hours.
CCP Mayor Vitthal Chopdekar addressing a press conference today accused Commissioner Ajit Roy of working against the interest of the city residents.
“The CCP corporators are giving deadline of 48 hours to the commissioner to pass the files pertaining to the repairs of the roads or else we will be forced to resort to Hunger Strike,” Chopdekar said.
He said that the files pertaining to the filling of potholes on the roads of Panaji city are pending with the Commissioner, who has not processed them further.
The Mayor said that they will take the decision after 48 hours whether the Hunger Strike would be indefinite or token. “We expect him to act within 48 hours. If he fails then only we will decide whether the Hunger Strike is indefinite or token,” he said.
The Corporators have decided to hold their strike at the entrance of the CCP building which is located in the heart of the capital city.
The Mayor accused the Commissioner of delaying several files pertaining to civic issues which has resulted in the chaotic situation in the city. “We want him to clear the files immediately so that the work on those problems can start. People are facing problem due to the behaviour of the Commissioner,” he added.
When contacted Roy was not available for comments.