According to a data revealed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the maximum public Ganesh mandals (152) will be installed in N ward, which comprises Ghatkopar, followed by followed by K (east) ward in Andheri-Jogeshwari (east) with permits granted to 148 mandals while Malabar Hill’s D ward will see 141 Ganpati pandals this year.
This development comes as the deadline for submitting applications ended today, August 26 after allowing grace days. For those unversed, several sarvajanik Ganesh mandals had requested the BMC to extend the deadline, which ended on Tuesday, by four days. Keeping in mind that the ward offices were shut during weekends and public holidays, the BMC had extended the deadline to August 26.
If reports are to be believed, as many as 445 applications were rejected by the BMC, while applications of 291 more pandals are under consideration.
The civic body received a total of 3,312 applications and only 2,043 (73.52%) pandals have been granted permissions, the data stated.
Meanwhile, it is pertinent to note that South Mumbai is likely to house the least number of Ganesh pandals with only 22 pandals in B ward (Dongri) securing permissions and 53 pandals in A ward in Colaba.