BMC rejects 16 per cent applications for Ganesh mandals, deadline extended till today
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has rejected 16 per cent of the applications received from Ganesh mandals for erecting pandals in community spaces like arterial roads and footpaths, according to data from the civic body.
Of the 2,779 applications it received, the BMC has rejected 445 applications and approved 2,034. BMC has also extended the deadline for granting permissions from August 23 to August 26 following requests from Ganesh mandals across the city, the civic body said in a statement on Thursday.
For this year, BMC has advised processions for visarjan and bringing of the idol to the mandals to avoid 12 bridges, which it has declared dangerous. These include the Ghatkopar railway bridge, the currey road railway bridge, the Arthur Road railway bridge, the Byculla railway bridge, the Marine Lines railway bridge, the Sandhurst road railway bridge, the French railway bridge at Granst road, the Kennedy bridge and Faufland Bridge at Grant Road and the Prabhadevi Bridge.