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‘Relax silence zone norms for festival at Shivaji Park'

mumbai Updated: Sep 09, 2010 02:22 IST

With three days left for the 10-day Ganpati festival, the BMC approached the high court seeking relaxation in the silence zone norm at Shivaji Park.

K.K. Singhvi, counsel for the BMC, mentioned the application on Wednesday. The matter will be heard on Thursday. On May 5, the court had directed the BMC and state to initiate steps to declare Shivaji Park as a silence zone, except on Maharashtra Day, Republic Day and Ambedkar Jayanti.

But Shivaji Park has still not been declared as silence zone.

The BMC has approached the court in view of the restriction by the court. The court has also allowed the state to consider granting relaxation on “other days that could be of importance”.

The court had granted permission to Venus Cultural Association to hold a function at Shivaji Park on May 30 to hold a musical programme to commemorate the centenary of freedom fighter Veer Savarkar’s.