The enormous fleet of vehicles being put into service for the prestigious international sporting event, the Lusofonia Games will include branded vehicles, disability friendly services and comfortable shuttle services for spectators to and fro, from competition venues.
The much anticipated Lusofonia Games scheduled to be held in Goa in January 2014 are slated to be one of the biggest international sporting events the state will be witness to. Briefing media on the operational aspects of the Games, Lusofonia Games Organizing Committee (LUGOC ) officials shared details on the fleet operations and transport arrangements being made for officials and delegates during the Games
An enormous fleet of 400 cars/SUVs and 100 buses will be put into service during the Lusofonia Games for the benefit of athletes, technical officials, ACOLOP and LUGOG officials, media, volunteers and spectators.
Vehicles will be creatively branded in the hues of the Lusofonia Games. Sporting the official logo and mascot, the well appointed and air conditioned vehicles will be made available for the transporting of players and officials to and fro from competition venues.
Detailed arrangements have been made for ticketed spectators to be shuttled to the competition venues and back. Two central transport hubs, one each in north Goa (ground opposite ETDC near All India Radio (AIR) at Bambolim) and south Goa (open
ground in front of Government Multipurpose Higher Secondary School, Borda) have been identified. The dedicated shuttle services will be made available every half hour from Panjim and Margao KTC bus stands. Schedules of shuttle services and route maps will be made available on the Lusofonia Games official web portal www.lusofoniagames2014.gov.in a few days prior to the commencement of the Games.
The fleet of vehicles will also include specially modified disability – friendly buses, cars, SUV, and mini buses.
In the past months, the Transport FA team has been involved in the conceptualization, planning and execution of all game time operations of car fleets, route planning for individual sites and identification of parking spaces to ensure the best possible services to officials, players, spectators and individuals involving in the organisation of the prestigious Games.
Goa will be hosting the Lusofonia Games in nine disciplines with participation from 12 countries. Participating countries are Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea- Bissau, Macau (China), Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe, Sri Lanka and the host nation Goa(India).
The 3rd Lusofonia Games will be held over the period of 12 days from 18th to 29th of January 2014 and will see participation from over 1500 athletes and officials from 12 nations.