‘Illegal shacks’ sprout along N Goa tourist hub

Mr. Azgaonkar, Do you read this ? are these also Lamanis? crack down on these businesses before you try and target a particular community.


Following complaints from beach shack operators holding valid licences, a few illegal beach shackswere razed at Candolim by the tourism department while the code of conduct was in force. But, those who do business legally, claim that every time an unlicensed shack is demolished, it reappears in the exact same spot.

Sources say there are at least 20 illegal beach shacks along the Calangute-Candolim tourist belt.

“When we complained, the tourism department demolished a couple of shacks just to show it’s taking action, but the operators started rebuilding them the same evening,” a beach shack owner said.

 Tourism director Sanjeev Gauns Dessai, said that following complaints, drives were conducted and three illegal shacks were dismantled.