Mumbai: The Brihannmumbai Municipal Corporation ( BMC) has slapped a fine on several Ganeshotsav Mandals of Mumbai for damaging the roads by erecting poles during the festive period.
Importantly, the Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal has been slapped with a fine of Rs. 4.86 lakh for creating potholes, while preparing 'mandaps' and for violating other guidelines by the municipal corporation.
A fine of Rs. 4.14 lakh has also been imposed on the Mumbaicha Raja Mandal for the same.
The Lalbaugcha Raja, King of Lalbaug, is undoubtedly the most famous Ganesh statue in Mumbai.
The mandal was founded in 1934, and has grown to be the most visited one in the city.
The Kambli family, of Kambli Arts, has been making the idol since 1935. Its legendary design is now patent protected.
With ANI inputs