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E-commerce & food delivery firms in Goa may soon deploy an all-electric fleet

In line with its electric mobility plans, the Goa government is mulling over a new policy for amplified electrification of vehicles. As per reports, the state administration is planning to direct food delivery and e-commerce companies to deploy electric vehicles for their daily operations. According to the plan, such firms will be asked to upgrade to an all-electric fleet, within a period of next two to three years.

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Tourism to get a boost in Goa with the revival of international charter flights soon!

In a move to boost tourism activities in Goa, the state government might soon start international charter flights at the Dabolim International Airport. Making an announcement in this regard, the Chief Minister of Goa stated that domestic and foreign tourists will be keen on visiting the territory once the entire eligible population is fully inoculated. As per the current plans, it is expected that all Goan citizens will be fully vaccinated by October 31.

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THESE 9 Bollywood films pictured in Goa will teleport you to the Sunshine State for free!

A top tourist destination owing to its breathtaking locations and serene beaches, Goa is a vibrant place resonating with varied shades. This stunningly beautiful state is equally pocket-friendly and thus an ideal spot for young college students. The stirring beauty of the sunshine state is such, that even filmmakers don't seem to get enough of this land. So here's a list of 9 Bollywood movies that have truly captured the essence of Goa and nailed it with exceptional finesse!

Dil Chahta Hai

A national award-winning film, Dil Chahta Hai is about a contemporary urban friendship, revolving around three friends, set against the striking landscape of Goa. Turning Goa into an iconic location for a random trip with friends, the movie basically dropped the message that the best time to visit Goa is literally ANYTIME! The effect of this movie can be assessed by the fact that tourists refer to Chapora Fort as the 'Dil Chahta Hai Fort' to date.

Guzaarish

If you wish to explore the art and culture of Goa sans the crowd and the travel, watch Guzaarish instead. It takes one back to Goa from the times of yore, embracing the culture of this former Portuguese colony. Starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, this film will make you want to see the historic Portugal mansions and indulge in their charming vibes yourself!

Golmaal Series

Rohit Shetty, the action director surely has a soft corner for Goa owing to its breathtaking landscape and the warm and welcoming people. A huge chunk of his debut project-Golmaal, and two other parts of this largest franchise, was shot in Goa. The series covers a lot of locations in Goa like the Dona Paula Beach, Fort Aguada and GMC complex of Panaji. This movie series is not only a must-watch for its comedy but also unavoidable for its spectacular Goan backdrop!

Singham

Ajay Devgn's sensational action sequence in Singham at Dona Paula has added more to the popularity of this place than its famous jetty ride! The first installment of the cop movies by Rohit Shetty, this film was set in Goa completely and Prakash Raj's famous dialogue 'Welcome to Goa, Singham' is a testimony to the same. Watch this Goa centric film to get a free virtual tour of the famous 'Singham Bridge'.

Finding Fanny

Finding Fanny shows the audience the pristine and fresh versions of Goa. This film depicts various scenic but underrated locations of Goa like Parra, Cortalim, Aldona, Assagao, Saligao and Socorro. Showcasing the lesser-known spots, this multi-starrer movie incorporated the culture of the state as an important part of the story. Everything about this movie, right from the locations to the dialogues and even costumes offer the perfect Goan feel.

Dilwale

Though Dilwale is famous for the return of SRK-Kajol as a pair on-screen, another noteworthy thing about the movie is its picturesque locations. Shot and based in Goa, the iconic movie includes visuals of Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and other spots in the state. Apart from Goa, this film from 2015, was shot in Bulgaria and Iceland as well.

Drishyam

A remake of the 2013 Malayalam movie by the same name, Drishyam is a thriller movie film based in Goa. The coastal state plays a pivotal role in this film, which is based on a Goan family's tryst with a life-changing event. No more spoilers, watch the movie instead and you will get a tour across the environs of the coastal state absolutely free!

Go Goa Gone

Apart from being the shooting location, Goa occupied a major role in the story as is clear from its name. Released in 2015, Go Goa Gone, a zombie-comedy depicts a quintessential shade of life from Goa. If you want to enjoy the neon-themed party, do it from the comfort of your home by watching this laughter riot and rest assured of getting the much sought-after Goan feels!

Dear Zindagi

Released in 2016, this film was shot extensively in Goa as it was ideally the best location given its storyline. From the grand bungalow at Salvador Do Mundo to the Benaulim and Morjim Beach and Parra road, this film is a visual treat encapsulating the panoramic shades of Goa!

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The fascinating beauty of this state has been captured by many movies and now that you've already seen the list, watch these and shortlist your favourite spots. When you plan your next visit to Goa, make sure you add these famous Bollywood spots to your itinerary!

Electrical mobility expects a boost in Goa with the recently opened Ather Energy store!

Amping up the electrical mobility infrastructure in the coastal state, Ather Energy has now set its foot in Goa. In line with the state's agenda to promote e-vehicles in the state, the new store was set up on September 17, in association with Eveer Auto. This new showroom at Porvorim is expected to help the state government in its mission of making electric vehicles take up 30% of its total vehicle registrations, by 2025.

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​"Sarkar Tumchya Dari" project in Goa to bring government-run schemes to your doorstep!

Aiming to ensure enhanced access to public welfare schemes in the state, the Goa government has launched a special initiative for taking the benefits of state-run projects to the citizens' doorsteps. This plan has been implemented in a bid to boost the reach of government schemes in the coastal state. As per reports, the Chief Minister informed that the program named "Sarkar Tumchya Dari" (government at your doorstep) will be initiated from the Thivim assembly constituency in North Goa.

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