The main focus of the code has been the noise pollution issue, asking mandals to follow high court guidelines.
Mumbai: To ensure compliance with the high court guidelines on noise pollution during the upcoming Ganeshotsav, the coordination committee of city Ganesh mandals has issued a strict code of conduct, asking the mandals not to violate norms and celebrate the festival within the rules.
The Brihanmumbai Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Samanvay Samiti (BSGSS) – an umbrella organisation of city Ganesh mandals – has issued the code of conduct to more than 11,000 Ganesh mandals in the city. The main focus of the code has been the noise pollution issue, asking mandals to follow high court guidelines.
According to the code of conduct, the use of loudspeakers should be avoided between 10 pm and 6 am (barring the four days on which the deadline has been relaxed to 12am or 6am). The noise levels should also be kept not beyond 55 decibels during the day.