MCGM SEEKS GUIDELINES FROM STATE GOVERNMENT FOR SILENCE ZONES MCGM has declared many areas in Mumbai as silence zones. But how will the rules applicable in this area be implemented during the Ganesh Utsav. Various associations and NGOs have raised the issue with MCGM. The media caught up with MCGM Commissioner Dr Jairaj Phathak on the subject during an event recently. The civic chief informed that they are awaiting the guidelines from the state on this. ARTIFICIAL PONDS TO BE MADE FOR IMMERSION OF GANESH IDOLS Mumbai Dr Shubha Raul convened press conference to discuss with the media the problems that arise during the immersion of Ganesh idols during Ganpati and the need of making artificial ponds in 24 wards. Mumbai Mayor Dr. Shubha Raul has been very persistently following up the issue of environment friendly celebrations and immersions during Ganpati. The dynamic Mumbai Mayor informed that the lake would be 20 feet long, 15 feet wide and 10 feet deep in which Ganesh idols of 5 to 7 feet can be immersed easily. With cameraperson Ranjeet Gupta, Hansraj Kanaujia for NMTV news.