Tuesday, 2 June 2015

SAL Dam, a popular Picnic Spot

Its in Bicholim Taluka
Route: Panjnim - Mapusa - Tivim - Assonora
After Assonora, on main road to Dodamarg, take internal road left (Dam is about 7 Kms from main road)

Picnic Spot – Sal Dam                                                                
Saw people throwing empty bottles, cans etc                     
There is rubbish all over including broken glasses                  

Please carry your own bin bags and take it home with you 
or dispose it of sensibly                                                               

Some pics


The Dam


Light Vehicle bridge over dam






floating man


Water pipes etc


a house, shed


 Little further, there is another spot / Dam - Part of same river Chapora

Dam 2


River Chapora


Water pipes, pump house etc


Video: Spot 1 and 2

Additional photos, posted later on

Birdie Robin ?


Dam 2


Diving Kids

Cops on duty ?


Bathing zone for four-legged


Washing Dhobi zone


Carrying beer bottles in water / River

Drinking in water


Rubbish all over


Throwing empty beer cans

Sunday, 31 May 2015

New Central Jail, Colvale Goa

Central Jail or  ‘Correctional Home’  (Phase I) inaugurated by Goa Chief Minister
Laxmikant Parsekar on 30th May 2015 at Colvale Goa. 
Phase I which is about 80% of the total project cost  about Rs. 72 crores (of the estimated cost 107.72 of whole project, area 2,25,034 sq mts,).  I think the work on the project started in  the year 2010.
The first phases consist of three barracks – two of which will be used to house the prisoners (see Convicts block / under Trial Block), staff quarters, kitchen, administrative block, 15-bedded hospital and a dental unit
Soon, all the inmates of Central Jail Aguada, Mapusa and few from Sada will be shifted here..
Remaining work, they say will be completed within 8-9 months or by March 2016.
Earlier, the project missed several (completion) dates and the matter was even referred to the court.

- Currently, the capacity of the Jail is around 300 but when fully completed it can accommodate upto 624 prisoners.
- The present strength of Prisoners all over Goa is about 550 of which about 120 are convicts
Some Pic
From the main Road

Gate 1 - external compound wall

Gate 2


Gate 3

Gate 4 - To the various blocks, including Prisoners blocks,
each block having its own separate gate


Dignitaries - on the dais

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on 30th May 2015 at Colvale Goa.
MLA Glenn Ticlo, Chairman Housing Board, Local MLA Kiran Kandolkar,
Elvis Gomes Inspector General (IG) of Prisons,  R K Srivastava Chief Secretary,
Melwyn Vaz Jail Superintendent, D J S Borkar Principal Chief Engineer PWD, etc

Convict Block - Blue

 Under trial Block - Yellow



 Administrative Block

Jailor / Asst. Jailor


Hospital Block
15 bedded




Police guard, band etc

CM touring around

Under construction, work in progress

 Self attached cell




Rangoli welcome

 Police Brass Band

Names plate
Chilled water bottles were available to drink but not everybody aware of it as no bottles or sign to display
Light snack boxes were also distributed, sadly we did not get one as they did not come to us.
However, my driver was kind enough to share his box which contained a patiice, a samosa and a pedda/sweet.   But saw many women carrying 2-3 boxes in their hands

Video New Central Jail  

On the Wikimapia, satellite map

Existing or old Central Jail - Aguada