BMC fines Mumbai's Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh Mandal Rs 3.66 lakh; here's why
Following the festival, Mumbai civic officials inspected the roads to see if the organising committees had caused any damage. Organisations often dig the road to attach bamboo sticks and construct barricades near the pandals.
Three weeks after Ganesh Chathurthi, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) fined the Lalbaugcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal Rs 3.66 lakh for creating 183 potholes on Mumbai roads during the festivities, according to news reports. This fine was imposed at a rate of Rs 2,000 per pit.
After the festival, officials from the Mumbai civic body inspected the roads to see if the organising committees had caused any damage. In many cases, the organisers dig the road to attach bamboo sticks and build barricades near the pandals.
During the ten-day festival, the Lalbaughcha Raja is one of the city's most prominent, oldest, and most popular Ganesh mandals, attracting devotees from across the state and country. On August 29, it unveiled its 14-foot-tall Lord Ganesha idol.
The Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, also paid a visit to the Lalbaughcha Raja Mandal on September 5 and offered prayers a few days before the visarjan (immersion of Ganesh idols into the sea). During his two-day visit to the city, he was accompanied by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation elections are scheduled for later this year.