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Consider using NMMC software for pandal permission: HC to Mah

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The today asked the government to consider adopting an "innovative" software being developed by for local governing bodies to process applications seeking permission to erect pandals or temporary booths.

A division bench of justices A S Oka and P N Deshmukh, hearing petitions relating to illegal pandals and obstructions caused by them, was informed by Navi Municipal Corporation (NMMC) that it was developing a software to deal with such issues.

Explaining its functioning, said that on receipt of the concerned would first scrutinise them and see if requisite documents are attached.

Once satisfied, added, the would mark an application to the concerned police station, traffic police and fire brigade department, who would be provided with login IDs.

"The concerned police station, traffic police and fire brigade department would after verification upload their NOCs on the software within 10 days," the NMMC told the court in an affidavit.

After the NOC is received, the of the concerned ward would visit the site, take photographs and record his report about the not affecting traffic movement and pedestrians within 10 days thereafter.

"Once the permission is granted, an e-mail and would be generated from the software and sent to the concerned applicant with instructions to pay the fees online," it said.

The court, after perusing the affidavit, said it was an "innovative" software.

"The should go through this measure and see if the same can be adopted by all other municipal corporations and district councils," the court said, posting the petitions for further hearing on March 1.

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First Published: Thu, February 08 2018. 19:10 IST