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BMC Takes Motion Towards Unlawful Posters, Banners With Devoted Ward Officers & Criticism Hotlines

Ganesh Chaturthi, certainly one of Mumbai’s most anticipated and vibrant festivals, is a celebration that brings the town to life with immense pleasure, devotion, and cultural richness. | Salman Ansari

The BMC has appointed a ward-wise designated officer in 24 administrative wards to take motion in opposition to unlawful posters, banners, pandals and even on complaints of noise air pollution. A WhatsApp and toll-free quantity has been began the place residents can register complaints. 

The unlawful posters and banners defaced the town, particularly throughout festivals. Following directives of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, the BMC started a drive on September 1, to take care of the cleanliness alongside the roads. Greater than 10,000 unlawful posters, banners and flags of political events have been pulled out until now. 

Nevertheless, the unlawful posters and banners are seen to be doubled in a number of locations because the Ganeshotsav begins from Tuesday. Ramakant Biradar, deputy municipal commissioner (DMC) zone 2 (in-charge of Ganeshotsav) has appealed to the residents to complain about unlawful posters, banners and even pandals erected on roads or footpaths on toll free or WhatsApp quantity. 

“The BMC has appointed an official in every ward who would register the criticism and resolve the difficulty,” he mentioned. The listing of officers has been launched on http://portal.mcgm.gov.in (maps, studies and insights-disclosures-list of officers concerning noise air pollution complaints). The criticism quantity might be out there 24×7.

Toll free quantity: 1800223467

MTNL landline/cell : 1292/1293

SMS/WhatsApp: 9920760525

– BMC yearly removes 15,000 to twenty,000 posters and banners. Of those, 45% are both for festivities or to convey birthday needs to a political chief.

– The permissible noise ranges in residential areas is 55dB from 6am-10pm and 45dB from 10pm-6am.

– BMC denies permission to pandals on roads and footpaths which will have an effect on vehicular visitors and free motion of pedestrians.

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