Bombay HC nod to Kalaghoda fest, but no loudspeakers

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.

PTI



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

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