BMC warns action for holding events, functions


Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday warned of taking strict legal action against owners and managers of hotels, guest houses, kalyan mandaps and convention halls for holding events and functions without obtaining permission from the competent authorities.

In a letter to the facilities, BMC commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary said it has come to the notice that even after the issuance of clear order regarding the celebration of non-essential cultural celebrations, many hotels, Kalyan Mandaps, convention halls and guesthouses continue to hold non-essential cultural events.

Such events are being organised without the permission of BMC or other competent authorities, said the BMC commissioner.

“In view of the prevailing pandemic situation, it is to make very clear that such unauthorised cultural celebrations are undesirable and can be responsible for further spread of the virus,” the commissioner said.