Having witnessed massive traffic jams during the past few weekends, mainly due to the influx of tourists, the Calangute panchayat and Calangute traffic cell have one again begun banning the entry of big tourist buses into the interiors of Calangute. And, with the festive season approaching, the rush is expected to get worse.
Large tourist buses, bringing in tourists from neighbouring states, now have to park on the Chogm road in front of the St Alex Church.
The tourists then either walk to their hotels or use the shuttle mini-bus service from the Chogm road.
Their luggage is transported in open vans. A large number of such buses from Gujarat and Maharashtra have been visiting the Calangtue beach-belt in recent days.
Earlier, big buses used to be banned from entering the interior areas of Calangute only during the peak season. But with the crowds thronging the beach-belt even during the monsoon season, the traffic cell decided to ban their entry to prevent traffic chaos.