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

update: Aug 2019
New Colvale Central Jail with capacity of 630 prisoners  currently holding 446 inmates of which 20 are females.

Any Goan prisoners?
Yes, there are 154  of which 9 are women
27 Goans  in murder cases

38 under trials

CM Pramod Sawant also said food served here is 'No. 1'

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

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Film Food Fashion Festival 2015

Film Food Fashion Festival 2015
22 - 24 May 2015, Inox Couryard
Panaji Goa.
ESG / Wild Orchid presentation

Inauguration – Day 1


Russel & Marieke

Country songs


Inox Courtyard


Band: Brothers in arms


 Fashion show 1
Fashion Designers: Supriya,  Mulvi & Anchal

Lorna Cordeiro
Goan nightingale

Antonio Azavedo, Sammy Braganza, Nolvert Cotta and Theo Alvares
Norman Cardozo, Anthony


Compere / Emcees / hosts
Selbert Dias and Namrata Vaingankar

Abigail Quadros

Nigel Quadros singing
" Hero " by Enrique Iglessias

Omkar Melodies
Sanjana   , Satyavan Naik

Fashion show 2


Video: 1
Dancing LORNA

Video: 2
Brothers in arms with fashion show

Video: 3
Fashion Show - Ethnic wear

Video 4
Nigel Quadros singing  'hero'