Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant has said that Aguada Jail in Goa won’t house prisoners and you will be developed as a tourist spot. This is completed in March and you will be opened to visitors.
Talking to reporters, the CM said that the 17th-century structure has been renovated around 90% and you will be completed before March this season.
“We shall complete the project in March this season after which it will be a significant tourist attraction,” he said.
This Portuguese-era structure, part of the historic Aguada fort at Sinquerim village in North Goa district could have a museum depicting the state’s liberation struggle.
The museum could have 2 special cells focused on freedom fighters T B Cunha and Ram Manohar Lohia where these were jailed during Portuguese rule would be the highlight of the tourist spot, said the CM.
A senior official of Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) said the iconic fort, that is a popular tourist has been developed at 22 crores which is developed under Centre’s ‘Swadesh Darshan Scheme’.
The prison at the fort was used until 2015 following which it had been denotified and paid to GTDC for renovation.