Mumbai: BMC to start one window facility system for Mandals to seek Ganesh festival online permissions

Because of Covid-19, there were restrictions on the celebration of Ganesh Utsav for two years. This year residents can celebrate the festival freely.

Kalpesh MhamunkarUpdated: Saturday, July 02, 2022, 11:09 PM IST
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Mumbai: BMC to start one window facility system for Mandals to seek Ganesh festival online permissions | ANI

Brihanmumbai Municipal corporation from Monday, July 4, will start one window facility system for the Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandals where they can seek online permissions from BMC to celebrate the Ganesh festival.

Under the one window system, Mandals will not have to go to the Police, Traffic Police and Fire brigade department to seek permission all the permission will be given under one roof.

BMC has issued advertisements in the newspapers. Mandals will have to pay Rs. 100 as permission fees to the BMC.

BMC has made it clear that Mandals who had taken permission last year, can share last year's permission number at the online portal and can get immediate permission from BMC. Mandals can seek permission at http://portal.mcgm.gov.in forms are available in Marathi and English language.

Mandals can file applications till August 23, 5 pm. If Mandals have any problems they can approach the local ward officer and take help.

Like every year this year also Mandals have to submit affidavits.

Advocate Naresh Dahibavkar, coordinator of Sarvajanik Ganesh Mandal and BMC told FPJ, " There are around 12 thousand Ganesh Mandals in Mumbai. Many of them are in the city area. As per the Bombay High court's direction, Mandals have to take permission from BMC. This process has begun now. Mandals will have to follow rules and regulations led by the court."

"Ganesh Mandals are concerned about the environment but usage of clay idols will take time. Last year around 20 percent of Sarvajanik Mandals and 40 percent of home idols were made of Shadu clay. I hope, now slowly other Mandals will also start using clay idols," Dahibavkar added.

Meanwhile, BMC has appealed to citizens not to use POP-made idols this year to avoid environmental damages. "Home Ganesh Idols should not be more than 2 feet tall and appeal to Sarvajanik Mandals to keep the height of idols low. Emersion of pop idols in natural water resources has been banned," BMC added.

Because of Covid-19, there were restrictions on the celebration of Ganesh Utsav for two years. This year residents can celebrate the festival freely.

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