Mumbai :  Cutting across party lines, corporators said that permission should not be granted for film and TV shoots on roads, schools, colleges and hospitals as it causes a lot of inconvenience.

The matter was raised by Congress corporator Nayana Sheth from Sion-Matunga, who said that a recent film shoot at King’s Circle had led to traffic jams. She also alleged that the bouncers were rude to her when she asked for the permissions.

She also alleged that the phone of local ward officer Alka Sasane was switched off for more than two hours when this was happening.  Mayor Sunil Prabhu has ordered an inquiry into this incident.

All corporators present seconded her proposal to ban shooting on roads, schools & colleges and hospitals, unanimously. The permissions for shooting are given by the ward officer and the corporators have no clue about it. Hence, the Mayor suggested that everyone should be kept in the loop regarding shooting to avoid traffic snarls. They also questioned the permission given for shoots in schools, colleges & hospitals as they come under silent zones.

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