Panaji: Alleging a scam in the making, corporator and former mayor of Panaji, Surendra Furtado has questioned the tenders issued for the construction of a Rs 132 crore new sewage network in Panaji.
Furtado said the tenders have been issued only because Smart City funds are about to lapse and that neither has any expert been consulted nor the technical aspect of the laying of the network been taken into account.
The former mayor said the funds were available for years and alleged inaction on the part of the Panaji MLA.
“Has any proper scientific study been done keeping the topography, pressure, smooth flow, etc, in mind? Even more shocking is the Rs 120 crore tender issued for the construction of smart roads for Panaji. Normally the sewerage network is first completed (this will take at least five years and in Taleigao it is still going on for 10 years) after which the roads are taken up,” Furtado said.
“Now without a proper study a faulty…

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