Mumbai: No roadside food stalls near Ganesh pandals

As Ganesh Chaturthi is just around the corner the Brihnanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued a stern order, warning that no roadside food stalls will be allowed near Ganpati pandals. This decision has been taken to prevent outbreak of diseases and safeguard public health


  • The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued an order that no roadside food stalls will be allowed near Ganpati Pandals.
  • The decision has been taken to curb the spread of water-borne disease.
  • Action will be taken against those, who will set up a food stall near Ganpati Pandals.

In order to tackle with the rising threat of water-borne diseases, BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta has given these directions to all the concern ward officers and the health department.

Lakhs of Mumbaikars throng the streets of Mumbai during Ganpati festival. And it is dangerous to consume food on the road-side food stalls. The contaminated food and water might take a toll on public health.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Padmaja Keskar, Executive Health Officer of the BMC said, “Consuming roadside food is not good for our health. The Ganpati festival is now round the corner. So, to curb the disease from spreading, BMC commissioner has directed that no food stall will be allowed near the Ganpati pandals.”