14-12-2013 … With no proper infrastructure such as major widening of roads in place till date Former sarpanch and panch member of calangute village panchayat joseph sequiera on Saturday feared of a major destruction which could take place in calangute constituency during the organization of events like supersonic and sunburn in the calangute constituency
It may be noted that the state government has already accepted the recommendations of the State Level Events Permission Committee to grant permission to all the three contenders to hold their respective electronic dance music (EDM) festivals between December 25 to December 30 but with minor modifications such as Viacom 18 to hold its event named Supersonic at Candolim, Percept management was been given consent to hold its event Sunburn at a new site at Vagator while the goa mix grind to be organised by Nuvem legislator Francisco Xavier Pacheco had opted out of the show for certain reasons.
But the Christmas festival round the corner and after the state government had given permission to hold electronic dance music festivals like sunburn and supersonic in calangute constituency, this famous coastal belt in north goa is sure to be packed with lakhs of tourism which includes foreign as well as domestic in the last week of December which has also raised questions on government idea as weather proper arrangement of traffic, security as well as safety measures are taken in to consideration during the electronic dance music festival
Speaking to goanrepoter former calangute sarpanch and present panch member joseph sequira said that even though the events would be held in candolim the same would create heavy pressure on in calangute village due to the infrastructure that would be used by tourist as well as locals for participating in the electronic dance music festival
The state Tourism department had also asked both the event organisers of sunburn and supersonic to pay a fee of Rs 1 crore before being granted permission besides a deposit of Rs 1 crore as security deposit along with payment of various fees for licences and taxes to be extra.
Mr sequiera said that as calangute village panchayat also comes under calangute constituency from where in the road was leading towards the electronic dance music festival spot the state government had to take in to confidence the village panchayats too while giving such permissions though his panchayat would never support such events
Mr sequiera also stated that he was worried about the pressure that would be put on local infrastructure due to the heavy load of Christmas weekend along with the electronic dance music festival event