State approves proposal for state- of-the-art Panvel godown
Panvel will soon have a state- of- the- art integrated godown, which will replace three dilapidated government godowns.
The state government recently gave the go-ahead to the proposal.
The proposal received the government’s nod after 17 months. The godown with a capacity to store food grains up to 3,000 metric tonnes will be constructed by public works department (PWD) on public- private partnership mode within two years at a cost of Rs1.75 crore.
On September 2, 2013, the collector’s office had sent a proposal to the state government for approval.
A di Raigad collector office, ‘The proposal has received the government’s nod and technical process will soon be completed, following which the construction of the integrated godown will kick off.”
“According to the proposal, the godown with a capacity of 3,000 metric tonnes will be constructed on 87 guntha land. A layout has been prepared. The new godown will be developed by PWD after leveling the plot,” he added.
The three godowns, each with a capacity of 500 metric tonnes, were constructed on the premises of the market yard in 1996. These godowns have been reduced to ruins over the years due to poor maintenance.
The developers levelled the land before construction resulting in seepage of waste water f th id ti lb ildi into the godowns, thereby leading to the deterioration of the godowns.
The godowns also used to get waterlogged during rains. Around one- and- a- half years back, a wall of a godown had collapsed.
Public works department declared the structure dangerous, after conducting structural audit of it. It informed the civil supplies department about the same on July 17, 2013.
The collector office then prepared a proposal to develop the integrated godown after demolishing the old one.
The demolition of three old godowns hit a roadblock owing to lack of sufficient funds.
The demolition of warehouses resumed after PWD allocated Rs 19lakh to revenue department f it