Mumbai, Sep 12: As the Ganesh Chaturthi fever grips across the city, Mumbai's biggest Ganpati Mandal, Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal has decided to ensure the safety of the devotees. The Mandal has shared a fire safety video on its official site lalbaugcharaja.com/ for Ganeshotsav pandals to prevent mishaps in the festive season. The Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh Utsav 2018 will be inaugurated on 13th September 2018, early morning 4.00 AM by the Mandal’s President Balasaheb Sudam Kamble.
Until now, Ganpati mandals were not required to seek separate permissions from the fire brigade as an approval from Mumbai’s civic body- the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) was sufficient. However, from this year, the mandals will now have to submit a fire safety undertaking to their respective wards from now on along with the 23 safety rules, added to the codified fire safety requirements.
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The video released by the Mandal says one should prevent from getting panicked in an emergency situation. Till now, the Ganesh mandals needed to follow a few fire safety requirements that were part and acquire a no-objection certificate from the fire brigade. Now, however, if they do not comply with the directives, action will be taken against them under the Fire Act, 2006.
Lalbaugcha Raja darshan for all devotees will be available for 24 hours from early morning 6.00 AM, Thursday 13th September 2018 onwards to Saturday 22nd September 2018. The same will be further followed by Pratishthapana Puja. Soon after the Pooja, the darshan of Lalbaugcha Raja will be opened to all the devotees from early morning 6.00 AM onwards and the Lalbaugcha Raja souvenir for 2018 will be published.