PANAJI: Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) Mayor Uday Madkaikar on Thursday vowed to make the Corporation people-friendly by providing time-bound delivery of services.
“From today my second innings as the Panaji mayor has started. We would try to turn the capital city into a model city. The office of CCP would be made people-friendly by ensuring time-bound delivery of services,” said Madkaikar.
“People coming to CCP to get their works done should not face any hardships. We want the blessings of the people and not curses,” he said.
Madkaikar was speaking to media persons after taking over as the CCP Mayor for the second consecutive year. Madkaikar and Vasant Agshikar were elected unopposed as the Mayor and Deputy Mayor respectively.
He also informed that the CCP has already started with the pre-monsoon works in the city which include cleaning of the drains.
Speaking to media persons, Deputy Mayor Vasant Agshikar said, “As the Mayor mentioned, we will bring a system in place at the CCP to ensure that the people of Panaji are not inconvenienced.”
“We will also try to resolve the legacy issues during our current tenure. We want to recover the house tax arrears so that the financial health of CCP is improved and there are no hurdles in taking up developmental works. We will work together in the city’s interest,” said Agshikar.
Panaji MLA Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate, who had come to CCP to congratulate the newly elected Mayor and Deputy Mayor, said, “I have given Madkaikar the second term as he along with the CCP Commissioner have done good work as a team".
Monserrate also said that the third phase of the Panaji municipal market project will be taken up soon. “The third phase of the market will come up this year itself. I want Smart City to take up the work on this third phase,” he said.