Bombay HC nod to Kalaghoda fest, but no loudspeakers
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Last Updated: Thursday, January 20, 2011, 21:03
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday said that the annual Kalaghoda cultural festival in south Mumbai can be held if organisers agree to abide by the conditions laid down by the municipal body and promise not to use loudspeakers.

The organisers - Kalaghoda Association - had approached the high court after Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation refused to grant permission.

BMC's counsel told the court today that the corporation would give permission for the festival provided the organisers agree to follow all the conditions laid down by it.

The organisers told the court that they were agreeable. The division bench of justices D K Deshmukh and K K Tated then allowed the nine-day fest, between February 5 and 13.

BMC had last month refused the permission on the ground that the noise generated would exceed the permissible limits under the Noise Pollution Rules.

The Kalaghoda area has been declared a silence zone as it is within 100 m of the high court and the city Civil and Sessions Court.

The organisers also said they would not use loudspeakers.


First Published: Thursday, January 20, 2011, 21:03

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