Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations have started in Mumbai with the full spirit of festivity. Since Mumbai as a city is very crowded and almost every Mumbaikar wants to go out and celebrate. In almost every street of Mumbai there are pandals being made for community aarti and Darshan. So, the police and Brihanmumbai Sarvajanik Samanvay Samiti (BSGSS) have to be very cautious of the crowd. Not every person in the crowd is an honest follower of the god and some are there to pollute the city with crime even there. A criminal incident is a rarity, the loud noises of DJ and speakers can make it difficult for children and elderly people.
Some people are not smart or concerned enough to understand that festivity is not loudness or vulgarity and Mumbai is home to Asia’s biggest slum. BSGSS, who are responsible for handling the Chaturthi have issued certain instructions that except in a few mentioned area, no other residential or commercial place can have loud music sound after 7:00pm. Due to the length and breadth of pandals, sometimes the roads get blocked and it becomes impossible for the police or R.T.O to divert the traffic.
So, to keep these things in control BSGSS has issued notices for different areas and society marking them up by the municipality divisions of the city. City contributes some volunteers to BSGSS according to the party which holds a place in that area from Churchgate to Thane. People are also advised to select odd timings on Anant Chaturdashi to go to Juhu or Versova for Visarjan.