Admn yet to decide on one-day extension for loudspeakers till midnight
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District Collector Vikas Deshmukh said he has still not decided whether to give one-day extension for the use of loudspeakers till midnight, saying he will take a call whether he can give it on second last day of the festival or a day before that by using his discretionary powers.
According to government rules, it has been stipulated that 13 out of the 15 days on which loudspeakers will be played till midnight will not be changed.
He made it clear the collector can extend the deadline only for two days in a year and he would allow the extension for only one day during the 10-day Ganesh festival.
The matter will be discussed with the Ganesh mandals and police officials so that the day can be utilised by devotees to see more idols.
BJP MLA Madhuri Misal on Thursday had demanded that loudspeakers be allowed to be used during the entire Ganesh festival.
With concessions not being used for Shiv Jayanti, Eid-E-Milad, Maharashtra Day and Dr Ambedkar Jayanti she said that the government should use it during Ganesh festival.
With just a week remaining, the collector said that he will declare the day after checking all the rules and regulations which can enable the devout to have atleast two days in a row to see the dekhava.
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