While this interim stay has brought much needed relief to the residents of Tiracol, the Court’s additional ruling allows Leading Hotels Ltd. to build two model villas in an area of little over 700 square metres, with a clear specification that “the nature of the land was not to be disturbed except for the land being used for the two villas.”
Update from Goa Foundation: 29th July, 2015:
Leading Hotels Ltd. had planned an 18-hole golf course at Tiracol, Goa on the tenanted, agricultural lands of the village. Today, the Bombay High Court put the entire project itself in a hole with a stay order. The villagers of Tiracol represented by the St. Anthony's Mundkar and Tenants Association and the Goa Foundation put up a spirited fight to get today's interim stay. Both were represented in Court by Norma Alvares.
While Francis Rodrigues of St. Anthony Tenant and Mundkars Association, Tiracol (SATMA) is confident the hotel group will not reapply for licenses, many Goenkars are worried this is just a brief lull in their battle, and there is more to come.
The final hearing on the writ petition is in September and we need you to continue showing your support to the people of Tiracol, please call Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar.
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Leading Hotels Ltd. must go from Tiracol.
Formal applications to get new beds have been sent thrice to the local administration. But the situation hasn't changed.