CANACONA: Chairing the first meeting of the Canacona Shigmosthav Samittee, Chairman and GLA Speaker Ramesh Tawadkar directed the officers to hold the extravagant show with a full-proof disciplined planning and minimal public inconveniences during the parade.
The shigmosthav parade traditional taken on the NH-66 road, the main street section from Char-Rasta to Chaudi has often leads to criticism for inconveniencing the general public during the floats, and just before the year of Covid lockdown, the shigmosthav floats were held on the Bypass (now opened and christened Manohar Parrikar Canacona Bypass) to avoid traffic snarls on NH-66 from Chaudi to Char-rasta.
However, this year, it has been decided that the Shigmosthav floats will start from under the Flyover of Manohar Parrikar Canacona Bypass Road at Char-Rasta at 4.30 pm and conclude at Shri Gaitonde Maidan at Chavadi. A few of the competitions will also be held at the Gaitonde Ground where a stage will be set-up for grand function and prize distributions.
‘ It will be ensured that no traffic is disrupted anywhere during the floats this. As the highway traffic (on MPCBR) will not be affected in any manner, the NH-66 road from Nagorcem to Shri Gaitonde Maidan will be closed for general traffic Only during the time of the Floats parade. However, Emergency vehicles will be permitted/ released through this route, while all other vehicles will be having safe passage through Xeller-Ponsulem route and neither highway nor internal traffic will be blocked or hindered anywhere’, informed Canacona Shigmosthav Committee Working President Babesh Borkar.
In-fact, most government officers actively participated in the specially called meeting at the PWD Rest House at Shristhal to chalk out the detail planning for organising the Shigmosthav Floats on Tuesday at Canacona.
Deputy Collector Ramesh Gaonkar, Canacona Mamlatkar Manoj Korgaonkar, Assistant Engineer (Water Supply) Lester D’Souza, JE Deepraj Madkaikar , Canacona Municipal Engineer Dilkush Gaonkar, Accountant Bharti Madgaonkar, Health Officer Dr. Jose Tavaris, Dr. Diwakarji Velip.
. Prashant Devidas, Canacona Traffic Cell Police Inspector Mahesh Velip, Electricity Department Assistant Engineer Govind Bhat, Canacona Fire Station Suhas Velip , besides most other members of Canaocna Shimgotsav Committee were present.
While Tawadkar guided the participants in organising the event, Shigmosthav Committee Working Chairman Babesh Borkar in his welcome address provided information on preparations and arrangements made so far.
The officers of all the departments present assured to work diligently to make Shigmosthav parade a successful one.