PANAJI: Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte said that the state government is of clear view that Sunburn will not get permissions for December 31.
“We are clear that no festivals like Sunburn will get permission on Dec 31. The organisers have been already told,” said Khaunte.
He further said that permission for Sunburn will only for allowed for December 28, 29 & 30 and the same has already been communicated held meet with CM.
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant had earlier said that , Siolim MLA Delilah Lobo has already made a request not to allow holding of Sunburn EDM festival on the fourth day i.e. December 31.
“If the people of Anjuna do not want the festival to be held on New Year’s Eve, then the same will not be allowed by the government.” he added.
It may be recalled that the villagers of Anjuna-Caisua had strongly opposed any move to extend the Sunburn festival from three days to four days particularly on New Year’s Eve as it would result in massive traffic congestion in the village.