Saturday, November 20, 2010

One die, Mining transport blocked in Colamb

One Sanjay Nilu Gaonkar (35) of Ambaulim Quepem died on the spot in a Motor Vehicle accident when a maruti swift bearing No.GA-09-3717 driven by Suresh Krishna Gaonkar resident of Sulcorna Quepem dashed him at Colomba on Friday evening. As the vehicle involved in the accident belongs to a mining contractor and the villagers are facing lot of hardship due to the mining transport over the Colomba Rivona route the agitated villagers on Saturday morning stopped the entire transport. The Deputy Collector of Quepem shri Agnelo Fernandes made his presence at the site and tried to convince the villagers and requested them to make the road free but the villagers were not in a mood to listen to the Dy-Collector as they were already fedup with the mining transport. They demanded a written assurance from the Dy-Collector that the mining truck will be strictly monitored and demanded implementation of High Court order. Dy-Collector told the villagers that he will have a have meeting on 22/10/2010 to discuss over the issue, even then the villagers were not in a mood to clear the road. They further demanded the presence of South Goa Collector at the site to find a solution to the problem faced by them. After telephonically contacting the Collector the Dy-Collector informed the villagers that the Collector is unable to remain present. As the villagers are not ready to listen the DyCollector called the P.I. of Sanguem Shri Ekoskar incharge of Quepem Police station as the P.I. of Quepem Shri Sudesh Narvekar is no leave. The P.I. Ekoskar assured the villagers that the mining truck will be manage from Colomba instead of Tilamol. After getting the assurance from the Dy-Collector in presence of the P.I. that the mining truck will be monitored from Colomba instead of Tilamol, the villagers cleared the road.

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