South Goa Collectorate
Work started 21/12/07Finally inaugurated 28th Feb 2013 ( Fully completion could take another 6 months or so)
Date of Completion was 20/6/10
Date of Completion was 20/6/10
Initial cost Rs.57 crores (Dec. 2007)
Inflated cost 140 crores (Dec.2012) further inflating process in on
Offically termed as ‘White elephant’ (Paandhara Hatti).
Not fully ready Collectorate finally inaugurated only to coincide with the Minister’s BirthdayShri Avertano Furtado (new Independent MLA of Navelim Constituency but alliance member of BJP) on 28th Feb. 2013. The City MLA who was then Chief Minister Digambar Kamat who laid the foundation stone, in now a member of Opposition Party. Other local MLA (Ind.) is Vijay Sardesai (Fatorda) a diehard critics of the present Govt. and CM in particular. However, his predecessor's (Damu) name did appear in the Foundation Stone name plaque in 2007 which is located to the right of the present new one (front Entrance).
What’s exactly is collectorate?
It is a sort of district (South Goa) Head Quarters complex
(Location of all Govt. offices at one central place).Ministers Cabins, Collector’s and his offices, including Dy. Collectors and their courtrooms, Malatdars, jt. Malatdars and their courts, Block Development Officers (BDO), Panchayat Director and his deputies and their courts, Talathis, Sub-registrar, NIC offices etc etc
The building also has 4-5 conference halls with latest technology such as Net connectivity, Video Satellite conference, provision for facilities like ATMs, Senior Citizen Counters etc
The 4 storey building has various blocks with 3 main entrances, 2 side entrances has 3 lifts in the lobby. Each entrance has about 37 steps (Staircase).Frontal entrance has raised vehicle access upto the door and the lobby has one lift.
The total area of the building 33,725 sq.mtrs. External painting only cost Rs.30 Lacs (with 5 years guarantee).Besides, the parking area is 5,814 sq. mtrs.
The whole project/building is 1.8 times bigger than the Goa Vidhan Sabha or Assembly Complex, so says the Goa CM in his speech (watch video below)
Following are the pics taken at various stages ranging from 2009-2013
CM launching e-Matrizhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk65/8517476804/in/photostream/
Dy CM Francis D'Souza, MLA Caitu D'Silva, Parimal Rai (Secretary Revenue IAS),
MLA Pramod Sawant, MLA Anant Shet (Dy. speaker), Cong. MLA Babu Kavlekar,
Collector ND Agarwal, GSHDC Managing Director Sanjit Rodrigues, ZP Chairperson
Nelly Rodrigues, NRI Commissioner Wilfred Misquita, MLA Benjamin d'Silva,
MLA Subash Phaldesai, MLA Rajan Naik etc also present.
Dy CM, Francisco D'Souza, Avertano Furtado
Goa Police, Brass Bandhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk65/8517478280/in/photostream/
new Name Platehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk65/8516371651/in/photostream/
another view – District Hospital ready by 19.12.13http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk65/8517484414/in/photostream/
View - Slums or hutment viewhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk65/8517499088/in/photostream/
Video 1 (Photo Show 28.1.13) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MR40_T469Ro
Video 2 (small 1 min clip 26.2.13) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvCjAivyVL8
Video 3 (Parrikar Speaking) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A1gyPSOA9E
Video 4 ( Avertan Furtado Speaking) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EqgSRQ9TLE
Video 5 (The building)
Road Scene Poddo in Dy.Sp. Sammy Tavares Tiatr TIM THIKAM SANDDLELIM June 2014