Mumbai, August 13: Ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi 2020, the Maharashtra Government has decided to exempt toll tax on the vehicles travelling from Mumbai, Thane and other cities to Konkan for Ganeshotsav festival. Public Works Department (PWD) minister Eknath Shinde announced that vehicles travelling to Konkan via Pune and Kolhapur will be exempted from paying toll. Ganesh Chaturthi 2020: Maharashtra Government Issues Guidelines For Ganesh Mandals; Makes Registration Mandatory, Restricts Idol Size To 4 Feet.
Tolls will be exempted from two days before the Ganeshotsav to two Days after the Ganeshotsav, Shinde said. These announcements were made by the minister in a meeting with PWD officials. Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, begins on August 22 and ends on September 1, 2020. Ganeshotsav 2020: BMC Denies Social Media Reports of Prohibiting Ganpati Immersion in Sea, Clarifies That It Has Not Issued Any Such Order.
Maharashtra govt has decided to exempt toll tax for the motorists going to Konkan for Ganeshotsav. Tolls will be exempted from 2 days before the Ganeshotsav to 2 Days after the Ganeshotsav. Announcement made by state PWD Minister Eknath Shinde in a meeting with PWD officials
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Thousands travel to their hometowns in Ratnagiri, Raigad, Satara, Ahmad Nagar, Sangli, and other places of the state from Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Navi Mumbai during Ganeshotsav.
Ganpati 2020 festival will be low-key due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Maharashtra government recommended reducing size of pandals, ban on offering flowers and garlands, sanitising pandals three times a day among other things.