Cuttack: Cuttack Municipal Corporation here on Wednesday has sealed three Kalyan Mandaps for running without permission from the civic body.The sealed mandaps include Chimka Mandap in Kaligali, Function Palace and Shriram Mandap in Sutahat.
Earlier, CMC had filed a petition in the High Court against these mandaps. The petition mentioned that the mandaps were not following the civic norms and did not have adequate parking space causing serious traffic problems during the marriage season in these areas. Commissioner Gyan Das said that hearing the petition, High Court had asked to take action against these mandaps following which CMC in the presence of the Commissionerate Police has sealed the mandaps.
CMC Additional Commissioner Suman Behera has said that out of a total 144 kalyan mandaps in the city, CMC has cancelled the licenses of 47 mandaps for not adhering to the guidelines prescribed by it. Meanwhile,15 eligible kalyan mandaps were granted licenses. Six other mandaps were granted license for hosting functions with the condition of not organizing any marriage function.