Monthly Progress Report for the month of Nov 2015


Government of Goa
Department of Tourism
Paryatan Bhavan
Patto, Panaji-Goa
Ph. 0832 2494200, 2494211           Fax: 0832-2494227

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Kind Attn: Dr. N. Radhakrishnan                                      Fax: 2451243

Progress Report for the month of November 2015.   
1.   The following are the details/status of tourism infrastructure projects carried out by the Department through GTDC.
Sr. No. Name of Works Progress/ Status in %
1 Tourist Information Plaza (Paryatan Bhavan Bldg) & Construction of False Ceiling, HVAC, Fire Fighting, Finishing Items for Five Floors of Tourist Information Plaza at Patto - Panaji. 100%
2 Development of Boat Cruise, Parking in Panaji Sub Head: Construction of Multi-Level Car Parking 90%
3 Construction of the Tourism Jetty at Patto, Panaji 100%
4 Proposed Baga Beach Tourism Destination Development 80%
5 Beautification of Saligao Road & Pathway including Construction of Traffic Island 100%
6 Construction of Pathway from O'Coqueiro circle to Ambrekarnath Temple 100%
7 Beautification of Saligao & Parra Road from CH 1000-2200mtrs & left out components of the beautification of Mega Tourism Circuit Development of Saligao & Parra 100%
8 Conversion of a portion of existing overhead  11KV and LT lines to undergrounding system along chogm road from O'Coqueiro circle to Ambrekarnath Temple and Saligao Junction 100%
9 Roadside Beautification and electrification of Saligao-Parra Road. 100%
10 Repairs  and Maintenance of Monument Lighting of the kings Church of Reis Magos church at Verem, Reis Magos Goa. Work order issued
11 Construction of State Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology at Farmagudi Ponda-Goa. 25%
12 Providing and fixing Cast Iron, Stainless steel, and FRP benches at various locations  all over Goa 85%
13 Beautification & Illumination  of Church of Our Lady of Succour 99%
14 Development of Mayem Lake Boating Side, Bicholim Goa 30%
Repairs and maintainance of High Mast Lights and other Public lightings   at Various places in the State (10 locations) :-  
a) Repairs and  Maintenance of High Mast at Assonora Bus Stand, Assonora 100%
b) Repairs & Maintenance of High Mast Light at Porvorim Tisk Bazaar, Porvorim Goa. 100%
c)  Servicing of 200KVA & 500KVA transformers and HT & LT panels 100%
d) Repairs and Maintenance of  High Mast Light at Calangute,Candolim and Baga Beach and Two nos. In Colva. 100%
e) Repairs and Maintenance of  High Mast Light at Cortalim road Junction,Cortalim Goa. 100%
f) Repairs to non functioning of street lights from LEELA Hotel Cavelossim to Colva Beach Road. 100%
g) Repairs of Highmast at Uttorda,Majorda & Bogmalo Beach. 80%
h) Repairing, Servicing, Testing and Commissioning of Facade illumination on outer periphery of St. Alex Church Curtorim Salcete Goa 10%
i) Repairs of existing 30 mts. High Mast by replacing 1000W SV Luminaries  with 2X400 W luminaries at Palolem Beach WO to be issued
j) Repairs and Maintenance of Highmast at Chicalim road junction, Betalbatim (near primary school and panchayat), Nr. Shantadurga fatorpa,Benaulim Beach,shiroda Bazzar & Fatorda near swimming pool. 80%
16 Upgradation/Beautification of Tourist places in Quepem Taluka.  
a) Beautification of Traffic Roundabout & roads with pathways at Ambedkar Circle, Curchorem Goa 20%
b) Beautification of Traffic Roundabout & roads with pathways at Shivaji Circle, Curchorem Goa 10%
c) Beautification of road from Ambedkar Circle to Shivaji Circle with pathways and Construction of Toilet block near Library Building at Curchorem Goa. 10%
d) Beautification of Traffic Roundabout & roads with pathways at  Tilamol Circle and Illumination of  Tilamol Circle, Shivaji Circle and Ambedkar Circle - Curchorem Goa tendered
17 Renovation  and upgradation spring tunnels and surrounding areas at Boca-de-Vaca, at Panaji Goa. 5%
18 Installation of High Mast Lights  
a Illumination of Temple of Shree Devi Sateri at Hasapur, Pernem Goa. 90%
b Installation of 2 nos high Mast lights at Betim Ferry Point and Dadeshwar Ghumthi Baazar,Verem. 100%
c Installation of 1 no. high mast at Saligao market 100%
19 Miscellanous Works  
  a)   AMC for 200KVa Diesel Generator set installed at Paryatan Bhavan, Patto-Plaza 50%
b)  AMC for 02 nos. . 08 Passenger lift of Thyssenkrupp make installed at Paryatan Bhavan, Patto-Plaza 50%
c)   Installation of Recretional facilities 100%
d)  Installation of Water tanks and flooring to toilet and Internal Electrification for the toilet at Calangute, Bardez Goa. 40%
e)   Modular way finders to Paryatan Bhavan Patto Panaji Goa 100%
20 Tourism  Infrastructure Developmnet for Colva Coastal Circuit, South Goa. 5%
21 Designing, Supplying, Installation, Testimg & Commissioning of Pre-fabricated of MS with FRP coatings , Semi-automactic sewage treatment plant  (MBBR Technology) of 80 Kld at Calangute, Bardez-Goa. 100%
22 Upgradation  & Renovation of Panaji Residency at Panaji Goa & Interior Furniture & Allied Works 95%
23 Providing Housekeeping & Allied Services (Facility Management) at Paryatan Bhavan 10%
24 Integrated Coastal Circuit Development in Pernem Taluka  
a) Improvement to road connectivity from Siolim bridge to Chopdem Junction for tourism destinations for Morjim and Harmal beaches in Pernem Circuit and providing illumination and  general improvements tendered
b) Development of Morjim Khind, Morjim. tendered
c) Development of Morjai Temple, Morjim. tendered
d) Ashvem Beach Parking. Ashvem, Goa. tendered
e) Beautifiction of Roadway pathways and illuminations  from Harmal Titto in Harmal Village to Bhumika Middle school at Palye along 'MDR-18' submitted for AA
g) Development of Property at Anjuna tendered
h) Construction of Changing rooms and Toilets on tourism departments land at Candolim Beach tendered
i) Profile correction and improvement of road from O'Coqueiro circle to Ambrekarnath Temple including Illumination on Right handside of the road. Sent for EFC approval
25 Developement of Vasco city & Beautification of Baina Beach. WO to be issued
Designing, Supplying, Installation, Testimg & Commissioning of Pre-fabricated of MS with FRP coatings , Semi-automactic sewage treatment plant  (MBBR Technology) of 80 Kld at Calangute, Bardez-Goa. 100%
27 Repairs & Renovations of Existing Toilets and Changing rooms at Calangute 100%
28 Women Taxi Services Started
29 Hot Air Balloon Yet to start
30 Sea Planes Yet to start
31 Segway Tours Yet to start
32 Motorised Paragliding Yet to start
33 Amphibious Vessel Yet to start
34 Hop Off Hop On Buses Yet to start
2.   There is lot of demand for skilled and unskilled manpower in hotel industry, however due to lack of Institutes in training them, the Government could not cater to the needs of hotel industry therefore Government has taken the project of    Second Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology at Farmagudi in collaboration with Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, New Delhi and Phase I- comprising of main building has been tendered and work has been started at Farmagudi. About 20% work has been completed.
3.   Government has administratively approved & financially sanctioned the following works:-
a)   Work of supply, installation, testing & commissioning of 20 mtrs. High Mast near Mahadev Temple at Assolda in Curchorem Constituency.
b)  Work of providing additional aesthetic illumination of Shree Devi Mauli (Shantadurga) Temple, Varkhand, Pernem-Goa.
4.   The work of development, deployment, management, and operation of Water Safety Patrol almost throughout the coastline with State of Art facilities in the coastal waters of the State of Goa on turn key basis is in operation through M/s Drishti Lifesaving Pvt. Ltd, Donapaula.
5.   Patrolling on the beaches is being carried out by the IRB Police personnel deployed on the beaches of Goa.
6.   Beach Cleaning:Work Order has been issued to M/s Bhumika Transport led Consortium and M/s Ram Engineering and Construction Company led consortium on the beaches of Goa” for North Goa and South Goa, respectively, w.e.f. 1/9/2014. Engineering led Consortium for carrying out the work of “Comprehensive Management of Cleanliness. i) Orders are issued to a batch of eight Information Assistantsof this Departmentto carry out weekly inspections of the beach stretches assigned to them from time to time.ii) Order is issued to all the Assistant Tourist Officers of the Department, to carry out weekly beach inspections. iii) Order is also issued to Asstt. Directors to carry out beach inspections fortnightly.iv) Intensive daily inspections of beach stretches of North & South Goa are being carried out by the Officials vis-à-vis Information Assistant and Supervisor of this Department.
7.   River Princess:
As per the minutes of the meeting held on 4/9/2015; the Monitoring Committee unanimously decided that in view of the expert reports, the work of removal of wreck River Princess may be treated as completed by the Contractor M/s Arihant Ship Breakers. The Committee further decided to forward a report to the Government for further necessary action in the matter.
In view of the Monitoring Committee’s decision, a detailed note was processed to the Government regarding issuing: 
1)    Completion certificate to the contractor M/s Arihant Ship Breakers certifying that the work of removal of wreck debris of M.V. River Princess is completed.
2)    Releasing the Bank Guarantee No. 128IILG002213 dated 03/12/2014 for an amount of  `7,50,00,000/- and Bank Guarantee No. 1281ILG002313 dated 03/12/2014 for an amount of `2,50,00,000/- deposited by the contractor with the Department of Tourism.
3)    Releasing payment towards the bills submitted by the contractor.
The matter was also referred to the Ld. AG to seek legal opinion and after obtaining Ld. AG’s opinion the Monitoring Committee issued Completion Certificate to the contractor on 18/11/2015 and thereafter the Performance Bank Guarantee amounting to `10.00 crores to be released.
Beach Shacks:The work of distribution of licenses for Beach Shack and permission for deck beds for touristic season 2015-16 is in process.
8.   As part of promotion in domestic and international market, Goa Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. as Special Purpose Vehicle has participated in WTM London, held from 2nd Nov to 5th Nov 2015 Road Show at Washington, on 6th Nov 2015 India International Trade Fair 2015-Delhi Pragati Maidan respectively.
9.   The Department has carried out the following trade activities:
Sr. no. Name of the Activity New Registration Renewal
1. Hotels/Guest Houses 18 23
2. Travel Agencies 4 3
3. Tourist Taxis 105 1313
4. Water Sports Boats 38 708

10.A large number of tourists domestic as well as foreign have             continued to visit the State during the month of November 2015.