PANAJI: District Magistrate, North Goa has issued order for diversions of Vehicular Traffic from November 24, 2021 to December 3, 2021 to facilitate free movement of vehicular traffic and proper parking in and around Old Goa Complex in view of Novenas and Feast of St. Francis Xavier commencing from November 24, 2021.
Following diversions are made:
A) Panaji to Old Goa via Ribandar: There will be Special Buses to ferry passengers from Panaji to Old Goa via Ribandar. The Special Buses from Panaji to Old Goa will proceed via Ribandar and on reaching Dempo Engineering at Old Goa, will take left turn to enter the Bhakia Property for parking at Bhakia Bus Stand.
The Two wheelers and four wheelers on reaching Dempo Engineering at Old Goa will take left turn to enter Bhakia property for parking.
The vehicles carrying Persons with Disabled Persons will be allowed to come up to Old Goa Church junction and park their vehicles in the GTDC parking lot and open space opposite Sulabh Sauchalaya near Old Goa Panchayat.
The vehicles parked in Bhakia property, GTDC Parking lot and in the open space opposite Sulabh Sauchalaya near Old Goa Panchayat on their return journey to Panaji, will take the same route via Ribandar.
B) Panaji to Old Goa via Kadamba By-Pass: Panaji to Ponda Route Buses will not be allowed to proceed via Ribandar Instead, they will be diverted at KTC Circle to Proceed via Kadamba By-Pass (NH-748). The two-wheelers and four-wheelers on reaching Kamat Gas Station junction will take a left turn towards Santa Monica Convent and on reaching St. Augustine Tower junction will take a further left turn and on reaching at St. Augustine Tower junction will take a further left turn and on reaching Habitat Junction will take a right turn and on reaching Dempo Engineering will take left turn to enter Bhakia property for parking. All heavy and medium vehicles will be diverted via Kadamba Bye-Pass BH-748, the new road connecting Kadamba By-Pass to Santan Church will be One Way from Kadanba By- Pass towards Santan. Similarly, it will be “No Entry” for Medium and Heavy vehicles from both sides, i.e., Santan Church and Kadamba By-Pass.
On Saturday, Sunday, and Feast Day, Heavy and Medium Goods Vehicles wanting to proceed via Old Goa will be diverted at Karaswada junction on NH-66 and at Banastarim junction on NH-748 proceed via Amona Bridge.
C) South Goa Vehicles: The road Pilar to Old Goa will be made One Way to move all vehicular traffic. No vehicle from Old Goa will be allowed to return via Neura. All vehicles shall exist via NH-748 at Merces or light vehicles can exit via new road to Santan Church. Four wheelers from South Goa will be allowed to come up to Ella Farm Gate and will park in the Ella Farm Field, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Service open space. Two wheelers will be parked in the private property prior to Neura junction and in the parking lots behind the Bom Jesus of Basilica, buses coming from South Goa via Neura road on reaching left turn and come to Bus Stand at Kunkolkar School Ground and will exit on NH-748 for onward journey.
D. Ponda Side Vehicle : Two Wheelers and Four Wheelers coming FROM Ponda side on reaching near Pinto Garage will take left turn for parking at the ground behind Pinto Garage, for return journey, the two wheelers and four wheelers will take the same route to go towards Ponda, the normal traffic from Ponda wanting to go to Panaji on reaching near Dargah junction at Old Goa will take Kadamba By-Pass (NH-748), Ponda to Panaji Route Buses will not be allowed to proceed via Old Goa Church complex. Instead, they will be diverted at Dargah junction to proceed via Kadamba By-Pass (NH-748), Heavy vehicles coming from Ponda side will be diverted at Banastarim junction via Amona Bridge to join NH-66 at Karaswada, the stretch of road between Old Goa Police Station to Church junction via house of the Hon’ble MLA Shri Pandurang Madkaikar will be made one way, no vehicle from Church junction will be allowed to take right turn to reach Old Goa Police Station via house of the Hon’ble MLA Shri Panduranf Madkaikar
E. Diwar Vehicles : The vehicles coming from Diwar to Old Goa will proceed via Viceroy’s Arch and wll be parked in the courtyard of St. Cajetan Church, the vehicle coming from Diwar will proceed through Viceroy’s Arch and Arch of Conception to go towards Ponda and Panaji, Vehicles from Ponda side wanting to proceed to Diwar will take right turn at Neura Junction and proceed to Diwar jetty via Old Goa main junction, the vehicles coming from Gaundalim side and desiring to proceed to Diwar will take turn near Shri Ramesh Naik house to proceed to Diwar jetty. The vehicles coming from Panaji via Ribandar to go to Diwar will take left turn at Old Goa Church junction, take the route towards St. Catherine Chapel and thereafter left turn on the new by-lane to go to Diwar jetty, the lane connecting Gaundalim road to Arch of Conception will be No Entry. The road from Old Goa Church towards Diwar Ferry via St. Catherine Chapel will be made One Way, no Heavy and Medium vehicles will be allowed to cross Diwar Ferry, all such vehicles will use Ribandar ferry to enter and exit Diwar.
Following are the arrangements made for Paking Lots –
Panaji-Old Goa (via Ribandar) vehicles : Two wheelers and Four Wheelers coming from Panaji side via Ribandar, will be parked at Bhakia Property, Panaji-Old Goa (via Kadamba Bye-Pass) vehicles : Vehicles coming from Panaji side via new Kadamba By-Pass (NH-748), will be diverted near Kamat Gas Station to proceed for parking at Bhakia property taking left near St. Augustin Tower junction.
South Goa side Vehicle: Two-Wheelers and Four Wheelers coming from the South Goa side will be parked at Ella Farm, at Animal Husbandry Premises, and at Open Space on either side of the highway near Neura Junction Wheelers will also be parked in the private property before Neura junction.
Ponda side Vehicles: Two Wheelers and Four Wheelers coming from the Ponda side will be parked at an open ground near Pinto Garage; two-wheelers will also be parked at two open plots belonging to Mr Colaco and Mr Sequiera opposite the residence of Hon’ble MLA Shri Pandurang Madkaikar.
Diwar Side Vehicle: Two Wheelers and Four Wheelers coming from Diwar Ferry will be parked in the courtyard of St. Cajetan Church.
Parking for Vehicles with Parking Passes:
Priest’s Vehicle will be parked in the compound behind Basilica of Bom Jesus, Church Volunteers vehicle swill be parked in the asphalted parking area behind Sulabh Souchalaya.
IV-Bus Stand : Panaji-Old Goa Buses VIA Ribandar road, at Bhakaia Property, Panaji – Old Goa Buses via Kadamba Road, along new 4-lane road behind the residence of Hon’ble MLA Shri Pandurang Madkaikar, South Goa – Old Goa Buses, at Kunkalkar School Ground, Ponda – Old Goa Buses, near Hubbard Farm, Buses of Devotees and Tourists, behind the residence of Hon’ble Minister of Power Shri Pandurang Madkaikar on new alignment of Kadamba By-Pass (NH-748).
V-Road Closure : The stretch of raid between Old Goa Church junctions to Gandhi Circle will be closed for all types of vehicle except emergency vehicles like Police, Ambulance and Fire Brigade, the ring round road from Old Goa Church junction via St. Catherine Chapel/Arch of Conception / Petrol Pump/Old Goa Police Station to Hon’ble MLA Shri Pandurang Madkaikar house to Old Goa Church junction will be One-Way from Old Goa Church junction towards Diwar side and “No Entry”: from the village panchayat Old Goa junction Hon’ble MLA Shri Pandurang Madkaikar house.
DM, North has also authorized the erection of traffic sign boards showing the Diversion/Closure/No Entry/No Parking/Parking signs at the feasible places mentioned above to regulate the vehicular traffic as informed by the Department of Information and Publicity.