Goa drops move to urbanise heritage church complex; Goa Chronicle

Amid vociferous protests from the opposition as well as heritage conservationists, the Goa government has backpedaled from its proposed move to include an area housing a 17th century Old Goa Church complex under an urban planning authority. Critics of the move to include Ela village near Panaji, which is home to the UNESCO World Heritage site, under the Greater Panaji Planning and Development Authority of Goa, had alleged that it would facilitate construction of high-rise buildings in close proximity of the Church complex dedicated to the patron saint of Goa ‘St. Francis Xavier’.

Source: Goa drops move to urbanise heritage church complex – Goa Chronicle

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