Panaji, November 19, 2017 …. To ensure the smooth movement of vehicular traffic during the 48th International Film Festival of India which will be held from November 20-28, 2017, elaborate traffic arrangements have been made.
The Opening Ceremony and the Closing ceremony will be held at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium, Taleigao and all the remaining events will be held at Kala Academy, Inox and Maquinez Palace. The open screening for public viewing will be held at Joggers Park, Altinho during the festival.
Those attending the Opening and Closing Ceremony at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium, Taleigao Plateau (November 20 and 28) and coming from North and South Goa (except Panaji) are requested to come via NH 17 and on reaching GMC Bambolim take Goa University road and come up to the function venue.
Those coming from Panaji will, may come to the function venue via Taleigao or Dona Paula. The INOX lane (General Bernard Guedes Road) i.e. road leading to D.B. Marg from Panaji market along INOX complex will be closed near CCP market complex for entire period of 09 days.
Car passes will be issued by ESG indicating the category of the pass and respective parking lots. The parking lots identified for the Opening and Closing Ceremony are:
Zone – A: Parking lot inside Dr. Shyama Prasad Stadium.
Zone –A1: Parking lot inside Dr. Shyama Prasad Stadium (Gate 3)
Zone – B: In the open space adjacent to the stadium towards GMC side.
Zone – C: Cricket Ground next to SPM Stadium.
During the screening at Kala Academy on November 20, vehicles with Zone – A Passes will be parked in the Kala Academy parking lot and the other vehicles will be parked at Bandodkar football Ground Campal.
On other days during the festival period, the vehicles with car pass only will be allowed to park in the Kala Academy parking lot, the service lane along INOX theatre and remaining vehicles can be parked at Bandodkar football ground.
No vehicles will be allowed to be parked on the D.B.B. Marg. The motorists are requested to note the same and co-operate with Traffic Police to ensure smooth flow of traffic in the city and at the venues of the festival.