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GOA : Following protests from Chimbel villagers, the public works department on Tuesday decided to drop plans for demolition of the compound wall of the Our Lady of Immaculate Conception chapel. Locals had begun protesting after the compound wall was demarcated for demolition last week for construction of a service road.

On Tuesday, PWD minister Deepak Pauskar, Santa Cruz MLA Tony Fernandes and PWD engineers inspected the site. Another location was identified nearby to construct the service road without affecting the chapel or compound wall.Locals had objected to the service road as it was less than two meters away from the chapel, which, according to villagers, is a heritage structure. They said vibrations from vehicles could damage the heritage chapel.

The News24 Goa

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