Mumbai civic body yet to give nod for powerboat racing
The BMC had asked Procam to first seek permission from a Bombay high court-appointed committee. Organisers said they have also approached the panelmumbai Updated: Feb 28, 2017 00:48 IST
After the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) stopped the press launch of its power boat race in February, the organiser, Procam International, has again approached the civic body for permission for the event to be held at Marine Drive on March 3.
The launch was stopped over non-payment of dues for Mumbai Marathon, which was organized by Procam.
The BMC had asked Procam to first seek permission from a Bombay high court-appointed committee. Organisers said they have also approached the panel.
“We have written to the BMC, with details of the number of structures that will be removed for the event along the promenade. It is almost the same as Mumbai Marathon. We have requested them to give us the permission,” said Arvind Reddy, retired IAS officer, who is co-ordinating the event.
The event, being promoted as the Indian Grand Prix of the Seas, will see participants from 14 countries.
“Our stand is clear. They need to seek a clearance from the HC committee. We cannot give them permission without it,” said a senior civic official.