NMMC under Municipal Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe has started a single window system for issuing permissions to Sarvajanik Ganesh mandals for installing idols and pandals at public places. The administration has issued a condition that no damage is done to public utilities like roads, footpaths, streetlights and gardens.
The administration has appealed to the organizers to adhere to a high court ruling about leaving 75% of space free for public use.
Mandals are advised to submit four applications at a time for fire and traffic departments, local police and NMMC, seeking mandatory permissions from the special cells at all eight ward offices from Digha to Belapur. After getting all four permissions, the power connection can be sought separately, said a civic official. The various agencies will work in tandem to facilitate permissions to the mandals.
“All permissions needed for the festival will be issued in minimum time through the system,” said Dadasaheb Chabukswar, deputy municipal commissioner. He added that traffic and fire departments and local police will work from the ward office to process the applications and approve permissions.
Prashant Khaire, deputy police commissioner, Zone I said they have already deployed their officers at ward offices to issue permissions.