Monday, 31 October 2016

Goa's first Multilevel Car Parking inaugurated 31.10.16

Multi-level Car parking
Near Santa Monica Jetty, Panaji Goa

Inaugurated at the hands of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar etc

It 4 level (1+4) parking building and can accommodate 465 cars (Roughly 85 cars per floor + 33 onsite)
Foundation stone laid by then Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on 24th Oct 2012 project's estimated cost was around 21 crores.
The  project now ready but the cost gone up to 35 or 45 cores? Some newspapers /TV even say the project cost 90 crores (this may include Cruise terminal / jetty and CoP jetty). Last May, it was widely reported that the multi-level project cost Rs.45 crore.  The Govt or GTDC official Advert for Inaugural Ceremony says 35 Crores (see pic, link in the end / below)
Missed several launching dates latest being 7th and 9th May 2016 and July, September same year.

It was delayed 1. For want of funds (to pay the contractors), 2. Lifts work etc and finally 3. CCP occupancy certificate which they must have got just 2-days ago  after payment of fines amounting to 46 Lakhs. On inaugural day, there were many dignitaries on the dais but CCP / City Mayor Mr. Surendra Furtado was not one of them nor his name appeared in the protocol list including name plates in the walls - see pic

The project has lifts and toilet facilities each floor.
It's a Goa Tourism (GTDC) project

Inaugural offer!!!
Its FREE parking for all (only for one week or until next Monday the 7th)

Parking fees likely Rs.10 for bikes and Rs.20 for cars per 4 hours

Green - Ground floor
Orange - First level / floor
Pink - 2nd floor, level

Blue - 3rd level / floor
Inauguration ceremony held on this floor
Top floor, level - The terrace
While Parrikar inaugurating on 3rd floor, we saw this man inaugurating on top floor / Terrace
Snacks boxes for all

10 seater eco-friendly pedal powered  pedibus also inaugurated here today by Chief Minister
Watch video for a ride, Cycle Party (also battery powered)

View from the building
New patto bridge, River, Casino, Cruise jetty, new Mandovi bridge work and old bridges etc

Newspaper advert

Old and new Mandovi bridges, Ambedkar Garden Park, Pedibus or pedal bus ride etc also seen

Some night time pics and video next day



Previous pics and videos

Video: May 2016

Video: May 2013 work in progress

Pics May 2013

May  2013, the site
February 2014

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Narkasur 2016, Panaji Goa

In Goa, Diwali is on 29th Oct 2016
So, Narkasur is on the night before Diwali


Miramar Marriott Road



Work in progress.. 8.15pm

St. Inez


St. Inez (opp Church area)

St. Inez, near Taj Vivanta

Campal, opp Kala Academy, near Herald, TAG

St. Inez, near GT

St. Inez, Road leading to Altinho
Work in progress, 9pm

Near Canara Bank, Kedar Hospital

 Caculo Miramar

Diwali Lamp
Sky Lamp

Demons in the making..
Altinho Road, St. Inez

Near Kedar Hospital, Canara Bank, Panaji

Caculo Miramar

TOI Miramar

In the mean time...

Making of a Narkasur
step by step.. from Oct 15 onwards
 15.10. 2016

Previous years narkasur below





Previous years Narkasur Videos