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Miramar Beach gets a makeover under the Smart City Mission

Adding to the allure of the shoreline, the 'Beautification of Beachfront Promenade at Miramar' was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Goa, recently. The Miramar Beachfront has been renovated by the Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Limited (IPSDL) at a budget of around ₹12 crores. Under the ambit of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), this project also offers various facilities to locals and tourists alike.

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​Goa-SEAC decides to clear the proposed stadium project at Dhargalim

The Goa State Expert Appraisal Committee (Goa-SEAC), an environmental advisory body to the state, has acceded to approve the proposed stadium project at Dhargalim. Reportedly, the upcoming plan will be completed under the authority of the Goa Cricket Association and about 850 trees will fall in the plateau region for this. As such, its green approval has been moved in line with a precondition that directs the GCA to develop an urban forest within the stadium complex.

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ASI to restore 400-year-old casket in Goa, containing the mortal remains of St Francis Xavier

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will begin restoration work on the casket, containing the mortal remains of St Francis Xavier, one of the founders of the Jesuit order, at the Basilica of Bom Jesus in Old Goa, as per the church officials. This approximately 400-yo casket is a major tourist attraction in Goa and it pulls in hordes of devotees and visitors from across the globe. The church will continue to remain open, while the restorative work goes on.

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