Amid beach wall dispute, Goa hotel gets nod for watersports deck

The Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) has granted approval to the starred hotel in Vainguinim for reconstruction of an old mini-deck and a walkway in the CRZ area for water sports. At present, a dispute is ongoing between the hotel and Vainguinim locals over a wall the starred hotel has constructed on the beach. While the hotel claims it has only restored an existing anti-erosion structure, the locals allege that it is a new construction carried out to usurp the public beach.