Officials of the Goa Human Rights Commission (GHRC) led by its Secretary Margaret Fernandes and Police Inspector Manoj Mardolkar today conducted an inspection of the roads in Ribandar.
The Complainant Adv. Aires Rodrigues and the local Corporator Rupesh Harlankar were also present along with officials of the Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Limited (IPSCD) and Deputy Collector Sagar Gaude.
Acting Chairman of the GHRC Mr. A.D.Salkar on 24th June directed the Secretary of the Commission along with its police investigative team to inspect the roads in Ribandar and to submit its report within seven days while fixing the matter for hearing on 5th July.
The directions were issued on the complaint filed by Adv. Aires Rodrigues that the Human Rights of the residents of Ribandar were grossly violated by the rank inaction of the authorities to the alarming state of the Ribandar roads which were recklessly dug up in May by the IPSCDL.
Adv. Rodrigues submitted to the GHRC that if there had been proper co-ordination between the IPSCDL and the PWD & BSNL the inconvenience caused to the residents of Ribandar who were left without water supply and telephone service for almost a month could have been avoided.
Adv. Rodrigues further pointed out that the restoration work of the dug up roads has not been done properly and the same will be washed away in the current monsoon bringing further misery to the local residents and the commuting public for which the IPSCDL would be solely responsible.