Coldplay concert loses concessions
Mumbai - The proposed Coldplay concert scheduled for next weekend could be in jeopardy. The Congress has alleged that the concessions given for the MMRDA ground rates violate the code of conduct for the upcoming elections. Now, CM Devendra Fadnavis has told organisers of the concert that the ground shall not be available at the proposed 'reasonable rates'. Earlier, The MMRDA, headed by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had announced that the MMRDA grounds would be made available at a concession of 75 per cent to the organisers. The Mumbai Grahak Panchyat had raised questions over this and asked the government not to make the ground available at such low rates. Panchayat president Adv. Shirish Deshpande says he is now happy with the new decision taken in connection with the concert.
Will the organisers still go ahead with the concert? It is believed the organisers may now try to cut back on the area reserved for the concert in a bid to reduce costs. Those opposing the concert have called for a withdrawal of the concessions in entertainment tax that the concert organisers had been given too.