Online permission creates hurdle for Ganpati mandals in Mumbai

The online permission facility started by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to facilitate faster approval of Ganpati pandals has rather delayed the process. This comes after initial technical glitches while submitting the application.

Ganpati mandals complained that they had to wait to receive the status of their applications. Mahalaxmi Sarvajanik Ganpati Mandal in Mahim was shocked to know that their application was rejected on the basis of traffic department remark. According to the mandal, they are organising the festival for the last five years in the same place. There was no problem in the past.