Town and Country Planning (TCP) minister of Goa and Goa Forward Party (GFP) MLA Vijay Sardesai yesterday announced that the GFP will demand an ammendment in the TCP Act, which would led to new buildings to be built in Goa to have a similar facade.
“Architectural heritage of Goa needs to be preserved, for which we have to come out with specific measures,” said Sardesai in a PTI.
The GFP is a partner in the BJP led coalition government in the state and are part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). The party had highlighted many Goa centric issues, which helped the party to sail to power.
April 17 is the date set when the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) will be decided by the BJP along with its coalition partners. Sardesai has said that preservation of Goa’s architectural heritage will be one of the issues taken up at the CMP meet.
“We want to make all new buildings look similar with a particular kind of facade which will reflect the Goan architecture,” he said in the same report.
Besides this, GFP wants to highlight the issue of land being sold to non-Goans. The party wants to stop or regulate the sale of land to non-Goans by amending the existing laws.