The District authorities have permitted narkasur vadd competitions to be held in the heart of the city this year but have declared that in 2011 all celebrations will be held on the periphery of Margao.
Against the background of the bomb explosion last year a few minutes before the competition was scheduled to commence in Margao, the district authorities have taken a very serious view of the security concerns.
This year however, they have permitted the organizers to conduct their competitions in the heart of the city which are normally held in front of the Collectorate building and in the Municipal square.
However, in 2011 all festivals including the carnival and shigmo parade will be held in the old market area which is part of Fatorda now.
Beginning with the Carnival float parade, celebrations will be held from the Old Market traffic circle to the Swimming pool at Fatorda and the police have reportedly approved this plan.
The road is expected to be well illuminated for these festivals besides, towers will be erected at regular intervals to install CCTV cameras.