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)


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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                                                               
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Some pics

 
Picnic

The Dam

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk38/18360657732/in/photostream/





Light Vehicle bridge over dam




 

Picnic



 
 

Bathing


 

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




Rubbish

Video: Spot 1 and 2
http://youtu.be/E7atnPoK0oQ


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.

Stats:
- 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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk70/18261183322/in/photostream/

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







https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk70/18266593321/in/photostream/
 
Convict Block - Blue














 Under trial Block - Yellow




 


 

 Administrative Block




Jailor / Asst. Jailor



 

Hospital Block
15 bedded






 

Dental


 
 

Police guard, band etc

CM touring around

Under construction, work in progress



 Self attached cell
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk70/18265560085/in/photostream/


 
 

 Kitchen



Toilets


Rangoli welcome

 Police Brass Band
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk70/18291057031/in/photostream/



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  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB8_xP3jugM


On the Wikimapia, satellite map
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=15.620438&lon=73.824924&z=18&search=%20colvale




Existing or old Central Jail - Aguada
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZgXaG6wP40