Anjuna-Vagator belt to remain shut on Monday (tomorrow)

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Anjuna: Tourists visiting the famous Anjuna-Vagator belt in North Goa will have to face inconvenience on Monday (Feb 20), as the locals and business community have decided to keep a day-long shut down.

Local activist Gajanan Tilve said that the local businesses are suffering due to failure of the state government to finalise Coastal Zone Management Plan.

He pointed out that the recent order of Goa Bench of Bombay High Court had ordered sealing of 175 establishments including restaurants, shops, hotels etc claiming them to be illegal.

“There are some establishments which exist even before the Coastal Regulation Zone law came into force. They are traditional structures but even they are declared as illegal,” he said.

Tilve rued that the state government was delaying in finalisation of the Coastal Zone Management Plan, due to which the businesses are suffering.

The Anjuna-Vagator locals on Sunday held a impromptu press conference in their area declaring the bandh on Monday.

Tilve said that the locals have decided to keep day-long complete bandh on Monday wherein all the shops, restaurants, tourist taxis and others will remain shut.

“We will not stop any tourist from visiting here but they will find that everything is shut,” he said adding that those tourists who are already staying in different hotels, will not be disturbed.

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