The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has withdrawn permission for holding a two-day cultural programme at Shivaji Park marking the centenary of social reformer Veer Savarkar’s escape from Andaman jail.
The municipal corporation has revoked the permission following a Bombay High Court order on May 6 directing the body to take steps for declaring Shivaji Park a “silence zone” in line with Pollution Control Regulations, 2000. The high court was informed of this development on Wednesday during a hearing on a petition filed by Venus Cultural Association, which was organising the event on May 29 and 30.
The association had sought permission to use loudspeakers during the two-day programme.
The court has made an exception only for three days — December 6 (death anniversary of Dr Ambedkar), May 1 (Maharashtra foundation day) and on January 26 (Republic Day).
Loudspeakers will be allowed at the historic ground on these days.