1,996 community Ganpati Mandals have been permitted as the Ganesh festival arrives on Friday by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). The total number of applications received by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) was 2,520 out of which the number of rejected applications was 381 and 143 were pending approval. Last year in view of the first wave of Covid 19 which was prevailing in the city of Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had permitted a total of 1764 Mandals.
The six wards in the city will have more than 100 Mandals, which include D ward covering parts of Girgaum and Grant Road with a total of 129 Mandals, G-North
ward covering parts of Dadar Shivaji Park with 123 mandals, K-East ward
covering Andheri with 117, M-East ward
covering Chembur and Govandi with 107, N-ward
which covers Ghatkopar with 137, and S-ward
covering Bhandup with 107 mandals.
The number of applications received by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) this year were at 3,104 but out of which 584 were void due to duplication. Out of the 2,250 scrutinised, a total of 79 percent of the application received permission. Out of the 381 rejected, two were rejected by the traffic police of the city and 11 were rejected by the Mumbai Police.
“Two years back, the total number of Mandals were seen around 3,100, a total of 95 percent Mandals had applied for permission in the first wave of Covid 19 in 2020. In the year 2021, 100 percent Mandalas had registered. But, as the restrictions imposed by the state government on physical darshan, many Mandals will find this very difficult to celebrate the entire festival. From advertising, a lot of revenue is generated and the Mandals approved had already found the sponsors,” stated Naresh Dahibavkar from Brihanmumbai Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Samanvay Samiti.