A day after the Mumbai marathon, the municipal corporation is on its toes to clean the routes, review damages and slap fines on the organisers. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to issue a forewarning to the organisers to ensure that its logo is not used in hoardings and posters in next year’s marathon.
It had issued a similar warning to the organisers a day before Mumbai Marathon 2011. But the organisers did not heed it.
The civic body said it had issued a late warning. “The organisers told us that they were trying to pull down the logos, but because the instructions were issued just a day and a half before the event, it would be difficult to do so,” said Mohan Adtani, additional municipal commissioner.
“We have also decided to issue a strict warning to the organisers to ensure that the civic body’s logo isn’t used in any of their hoardings, banners or posters from next year onwards.”
The civic body isn’t happy with the clean-up after the event. “The organisers haven’t cleared the route properly and so we have had to do it ourselves. In the couple of days, we will calculate the cost that we had to incur in cleaning the roads.”
The civic body plans to deduct the cost from the Rs 15 lakh deposit it had taken from the organisers.
A senior civic official, requesting anonymity, added that the event had left the city roads pockmarked. “A 100-m stretch on Veer Nariman Road has been damaged and some portions of Bandra, Haji Ali roads too.” The BMC staff went about the wards after the event and took photographs of the garbage as a proof.