GOA’S WORLD HERITATAGE MONUMENT BASILICA OF BOM JESUS NEEDS URGENT REPAIRS

PANJIM: World heritage monument Basilica of Bom Jesus, one of the most famous sites on the itinerary of tourists in Goa and home to five-century old relics of St Francis Xavier, is sitting on a "fire bomb" as short circuits are often reported due to faulty electric wiring, a senior Church official said today.
Fr Savio Barretto, Rector - Basilica of Bom Jesus, said their frequent communications with Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to replace the damaged wires have evoked no response.
ASI has been managing the conservation of this Church along with several other structures in the Old Goa complex.  The church authorities claim the wiring inside the structure is 30 to 40 years old and it has started coming apart.  Fr Barretto said there have been instances of short circuits which could have resulted in a major fire incident. – PTI

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