In what could be a major relief to Phondekars, Ponda Municipal Council has successfully managed to convince two Ganeshotsav Mandals to shift their celebrations from present prime venues in the city to New Market and Kranti Maidan respectively to ease traffic congestion.
As per the new arrangements Budhwar Peth Ganesh festival will be held in the new market and Sadar Ganeshotsav will take place at the historic Kranti Maidan.
Dy Chairperson of PMC Shantaram Kolvekar in the presence of councilor Irwin Soares and Municipal Engineer Ashique Shaikh briefed media persons about the issues arising due to pandal erections and other activities being conducted at the present locations of Upper Bazar and in the vicinity of Ponda Police station.
After PMC discussed the issues with Budhwar Peth Ganeshotsav Mandal and Sadar Ganeshotsav Mandal, both agreed to shift their venues to new locations.
“We are thankful to both the mandals,” said Dy Chairperson Kolveker.
Meanwhile Chief officer of PMC Navnath Naik along with Dy Chairperson Kolveker, Councillor Soares and the technical staff visited Ponda town to survey the areas in which traffic congestions prominently occurs.
Naik who has taken charge as PMC Chief Officer on Friday said he needs to have a detailed know how of the town. “This will help me in effective decision making,”, he told City Breaking reporter.
Tisk- ponda will have a developed market for the vendors there very soon added councilor Irwin Soares.