The Lalbaugcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal, one of Mumbai’s most popular Ganpati Mandal, has been fined Rs 60 lakh over the past six years. According to local activist Mahesh Vengurlekar, the Mandal is fined for digging up roads to install decorations.
According to the activist, Right to Information data revealed that the Mandal had dug close to 1,000 holes in 2018 alone. Vengurlekar added: “Every year, it creates a similar number of holes on roads but seldom fills them. The Mandal hasn’t paid anything so far.”
While the Lalbaug organisers claim that they have cleared all dues, civic officials have rubbished the statement.