Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar announced that tourists who found cars and two bikes on Goa’s beaches will be booked. The move comes after a video of tourists riding a scooter on a public beach went viral on social media.
He told reporters from the Foreign Office that those who drive vehicles on the beaches will be punished and the police should file a complaint against them.
A video that shows a group of tourists riding multiple scooters on an unidentified beach in Goa reportedly went viral. Goa Prime Minister Pramod Sawant took the matter seriously and warned against tough action against such violations by tourists. He said, “You have to obey the laws of the land. We have repeatedly asked tourists (about such violations). If they don’t listen, we’ll have to act tough. “
Earlier this month there were also reports that a 25-year-old tourist was arrested and released on bail after attempting to drive his rental car across Morjim Beach and then getting stuck in the wet sand.
Recently the Goa state government approved the reopening of one of Goa’s tourist attractions in the state of Goa. H. Coastal and Offshore Casinos at 50% Capacity. When Goa opened to tourism after the catastrophic second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said hotels will only allow visitors who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.