For Lata funeral, BMC grants temporary cremation ground status to Shivaji Park


The Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) on Sunday decided to give particular clearance to Shivaji Park, permitting it the notify of a cremation ground, to create system for funeral of singer Lata Mangeshkar in the originate ground of the premises in Dadar. The final time a cremation became held at Shivaji Park became in November 2012, when Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray became cremated on the ground.

Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal aged powers vested in BMC thru share 440 (2) of Mumbai Municipal Company (MMC) Act, 1888 that allowed public cremation at Shivaji Park, which is designated as originate home in the Pattern Conception of Mumbai.

Chahal, whereas talking to a TV channel, talked about that the preparations hang been made for Mangeshkar’s final rites at Shivaji Park following the instructions from the notify authorities. The BMC has allowed the exhaust of a 2000-sq foot half of the park for funeral preparations. The positioning the build the 92-year-extinct singer’s funeral became done is about 100-metre away from Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray’s memorial, on the west facet of the Park.

Officials talked about that the choice to allow the cremation to be done in the originate became taken as enormous crowds, in conjunction with dignitaries such because the Top Minister, hang been expected to realize for the funeral.

Additional Municipal Commissioner Suresh Kakani educated The Indian Particular, “We hang got granted non everlasting notify of cremation ground to Shivaji Park on security grounds.”

A senior officer of the civic body talked about that BMC commissioner Chahal, additional commissioners Kakani and Sanjeev Kumar and joint commissioner of Mumbai police (law and define) Vishwas Nangre Patil had a gathering at Shivaji Park to focus on the be troubled.

Earlier, in 2012, then Municipal Commissioner S K Kunte had given the notify of cremation ground to Shivaji Park when Bal Thackeray became to be cremated. He became cremated publicly shut to Ganesh Temple in Shivaji Park on November 18 that year.

Named after Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on the occasion of his 300 start anniversary in 1927, the park is unfold over 27 acres, making it one of one of the best public grounds in town.

In Might per chance maybe 2010, Bombay High Court docket had declared Shivaji Park “Silence Zone” following a public interest litigation filed by WeCom Belief (led by a team of voters from Shivaji Park home). Locals hang been inflamed over rising various of political rallies and events that had allegedly deprived students and voters of sports actions actions. The residents residing in buildings surrounding the ground hang been also offended over the noise air pollution this capability that of non-carrying events held on the ground.

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