PANAJI: The Goa Police traffic division has planned traffic diversion in view of the BRICS Summit scheduled in South Goa from October 15 to 17 for ensuring obstruction-free passage to VVIP carcade.
There will be diversion and holding of vehicular traffic during movement of VVIP carcades along NH-17, NH-17B and other roads of Salcete taluka leading towards venues of the Summit. Also there will be no movement of heavy vehicular traffic on the roads of Mormugao and Salcete talukas.
As per Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Suman Goel, all the main roads leading to hotels like Taj Exotica, Leela and Park Hyatt will be closed for general public during the movement of VVIP carcade and will be made no parking for all types of vehicles during the said period.
Roads to be avoided are from Dabolim airport/ INS Hansa to Leela Hotel Mobor, from Cansaulim-Verna bypass to Hotel Park Hyatt-Arossim, from junction near Shop and Save Super Market to Hotel Taj Exotica, Benaulim; from main gate of Hotel Leela-Mobor to last bus stop, Mobor via Itialia Restaurant and from main gate of Hotel Leela towards Mobor Beach road (except carcade).
The preferred roads for public are Queeny Nagar junction to Cansaulim market, Dolio Service Station, Mungul to Voltar Benaulim (Vodlebhat) via Khareband (internal village road) main route on October 17, Orlim four road junction to Chinchinim junction (internal village road), from Cavellossim bridge to Chinchinim via Assolna, Orlim.
All motorists particularly from Mormugao/Salcete talukas should avoid NH-17B/NH-17 from Titan junction to Old Market Circle, Margao and above said routes.
The vehicles coming from Panaji side, proceeding towards Margao should take diversion at Cortalim circle and proceed via Rassiam-Loutolim road/state highway towards Margao and vice versa. Motorists from Margao city are requested to avoid Old Market circle and NH-17 road and use alternate road that is Holy Spirit Gogol road, Eastern Bypass etc.
The entire road from Old Market Circle, Margao to Green House junction shall be closed for vehicular movement. Motorists should use alternate roads that is Benaulim, Khareband, Eastern bypass road, Seraulim-Betalbatim-Majorda road for their onward journey. Similarly, Colva-Mobor road will be closed for vehicular movement from Green House junction to Hotel Leela road. Motorists should use alternate route that is Sernabatim, Fatrade road and Cavelossim bridge, Orlim bridge towards Chinchinim.
Similarly, there will be no movement of vehicles from Old Anchor Mobor towards Hotel Leela, Mobor including route buses. The public is expected to cooperate with the traffic authorities in implementing a safe and obstruction-free passage for BRICS delegates.