Ganesh Utsav 2019: BMC denies permission to 379 Ganpati pandals

Among various reasons, majority of the Ganpati pandals were denied permission to avoid traffic congestion in the city during Ganesh Chaturthi

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Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations have begun and as the festive season is here, people will witness a number of Ganpati pandals around the city. However, this year, many Ganpati pandals were denied permission after they failed to comply with the regulations set by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). 

Out of the 3,064 applications for the construction of Ganpati pandals, the civic body had rejected 379 applications due to various reasons. Majority of the applications were rejected in order to avoid traffic congestion throughout the city. On the other hand, the civic body had approved 2,518 applications whereas 87 pandal application are still being processed. 

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Earlier this year, Bombay High Court had ordered that the permissions should be granted to the pandals that do not hinder the traffic in the city.

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Therefore, prior to BMC approving their applications, the organisers were required to get a permission letter from traffic police stating the pandals won't affect traffic on the roads. Earlier, the procedure for permission approval was made completely online by BMC since last year to avoid unnecessary paperwork.

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