Mumbai: Now, hit the streets with your talent every Sunday
You can witness music, dance, art and culture every Sunday on a pedestrian-only street at Kala Ghoda starting Sunday. The K Dubash Marg or Kala Ghoda will have 21 box spaces on the sidestrip for artistes to showcase their talent at a fee of about Rs400 starting this SundayUpdated: Oct 23, 2016 01:02 IST
You can witness music, dance, art and culture every Sunday on a pedestrian-only street at Kala Ghoda starting Sunday. The K Dubash Marg or Kala Ghoda will have 21 box spaces on the sidestrip for artistes to showcase their talent at a fee of about Rs400 starting this Sunday.
Artistes will have to make bookings with the A ward office to book a box.
The entire road will also be closed for vehicular traffic on Sundays from 9am to 7pm, officials from the A ward office confirmed.
A brainchild of Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray, artistes like Bollywood singer Shaan are expected to perform on Sunday. Thackeray took to Facebook on Saturday to give details of the project. He said, “This the first street for pedestrians. This is going to be a part of every Sunday Mumbai mood.”
Thackeray had met municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta and mayor Snehal Ambekar in the last week of September to discuss about the pedestrian-only streets in the city. He had suggested four roads in South Mumbai for the project — K Dubash Marg and Perin Nariman at Kala Ghoda, Bora Bora Street and Nagin Das Master Road in Fort for a beginning.
At K Dubash Marg, some of the conditions for booking include no usage of speakers, mike as the road is a silent zone and no digging on the road. Every artiste will be assigned only one box at a time and the permission can be revoked by the A ward assistant commissioner.
Kiran Dighavkar, assistant commissioner of the A ward office said, “Many people have told us that they find it difficult to book halls, museums or art galleries to showcase their performance. Now, by paying a nominal charge, Mumbaiites can showcase their talent.”
To book your space
A ward Office
Amol Patil (Complaint officer) - 919167480536
Shah. Nilesh Toraskar (Jr Engineer) - 09819323850
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First Published: Oct 23, 2016 01:02 IST