Mumbai/Nagpur: The State PWD Minister Eknath Shinde has directed all the civic bodies to ensure that the roads are free of potholes before commencement of 10-day Ganesh festival. He announced that the vehicles going to Konkan through Mumbai-Pune Expressway and Kolhapur will be exempted from road tax during Ganeshotsav.
Potholes, traffic congestion and tolls are some of the problems from which residents of the State can find some respite during Ganeshotsav. He said that traffic and bad roads are sensitive issues and due attention should be paid to address them.
Shinde also asked the officials of MSEDCL to make sure that there are no power disruptions during the festival. All transport services, including ST (state transport) buses and railways, should run on time, he said. Since Moharram and Ganeshotsav are during the same time, he asked the cops and authorities to take care that the processions/festivities are peaceful during this time like past two years.
Moreover, a large chunk of devotees visit Konkan for Ganeshotsav and some good news is stored for them as well. “Vehicles going to Konkan via Mumbai-Pune expressway and Kolhapur will be exempted from road tax between September 10 and 23,” said Shinde. They will enjoy the exemption till September 23.