TCP Minister Vishwajit Rane talks hard against manipulators of the land use plan


Panaji:  Town and Country Planning Minister Vishwajit Rane on Saturday accused two officials of his own department along with the former members of State Level Committee of “manipulations” in the land use plan.

The minister has also said that he would expose the culprits involved in the manipulations of the Regional Plan (a land use plan) on the floor of the House during the upcoming Session.

In a tweet released here on Saturday, Rane said that two officials of the TCP department along with the past members of the State Level Committee (SLC) and computer experts made the plans with “manipulations” and have helped in the inappropriate process of the planning.

Sending a strong signal to the officers, Rane said that he has a data (to establish the manipulation) which would be “thoroughly scrutinized” and “made public”.

“There are few people who tell us what we are supposed to do. A project in Arpora (in North Goa) that was approved as a farm house and later turned into a hotel is a unique example of how the members of SLC misused their position,” Rane said in a tweet, apparently referring to the opposition to the recent amendments to TCP Act by certain section.

“Several other projects, along with their details, will be made public,” he said. Rane said that there was also an outsourced computer software company that was also involved in the illegalities along with the committee.

“All these interesting details and names will be made public on the floor of the house, supported by authentic documents,” the minister said.

Rane said that the report that is already in the custody of the Department will be released before the (upcoming) Assembly session.

“The main culprits who have worked against the interests of Goa and Goans will be presented before the floor of the house in the upcoming assembly session,” he said.


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