PANAJI: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for a 21 crore multi-level parking project opposite the cruise jetty in Panaji on Wednesday. He announced that a new bus stand is proposed on the outskirts of the capital city on the Merces highway side to cater to South Goa commuters.
Parrikar said that the parking facility will facilitate easy parking management and also movement of tourist vehicles. The multi-storey project will accommodate 83 vehicles on each level- basement, ground floor, stilt, first floor and terrace.
Department of tourism will renovate, develop and modernize the present jetty. As part of the 20 crore project, it is also proposed to provide a fuelling centre, waste collection centre, fire fighting, police outpost and other amenities required for the operation of the tourist boats of the stake holders and the operating offices. Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said that the Panaji bus stand will also be renovated and added that there will be an interlinking of the new and existing bus stands.