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GMC urged to amicably resolve issue

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 13 � The Greater Guwahati Marriage Hall Welfare Association today appealed to the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) to adopt a pragmatic approach in resolving the crisis arising out of the notice issued by the civic body to a number of marriage halls in the city, asking them to provide details regarding fulfilment of the desired norms.

Addressing media persons here, Association president Haren Das and executive member Lohit Hazarika claimed that a few marriage halls in the capital city were constructed much earlier to the building bye-laws of 1978 and 2006. �Hence, some of these marriage halls do not meet the present prescribed norms,� said Das, adding that the authorities should take a practical approach and resolve the issue in a congenial atmosphere.

It needs to be mentioned here that the GMC has issued notices to some of the marriage halls of Guwahati, seeking details of fulfilment of various norms like parking, trade licence, safety, etc.��This development has triggered panic among the people who have booked marriage halls. We want to assure the public that the marriage hall owners are taking necessary steps to submit the required documents to the authorities,� said Hazarika, mentioning that marriages are solemnized in hotels, temples, community prayer halls, etc., as well, which create traffic problems but the marriage halls are being particularly targeted for violation of norms.

The Association has submitted a memorandum to the GMC, requesting a pragmatic and amicable solution.

It needs to be mentioned here that following an order by the Gauhati High Court, the GMC has been issuing notices to marriage halls, seeking the relevant documents.

The High Court, while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) against one of the wedding-cum-function halls in the city, had issued a notice to the GMC, Pollution Control Board (PCB) and Guwahati Traffic Police, directing them to take strong action against those violating the norms.

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GMC urged to amicably resolve issue

GUWAHATI, May 13 � The Greater Guwahati Marriage Hall Welfare Association today appealed to the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) to adopt a pragmatic approach in resolving the crisis arising out of the notice issued by the civic body to a number of marriage halls in the city, asking them to provide details regarding fulfilment of the desired norms.

Addressing media persons here, Association president Haren Das and executive member Lohit Hazarika claimed that a few marriage halls in the capital city were constructed much earlier to the building bye-laws of 1978 and 2006. �Hence, some of these marriage halls do not meet the present prescribed norms,� said Das, adding that the authorities should take a practical approach and resolve the issue in a congenial atmosphere.

It needs to be mentioned here that the GMC has issued notices to some of the marriage halls of Guwahati, seeking details of fulfilment of various norms like parking, trade licence, safety, etc.��This development has triggered panic among the people who have booked marriage halls. We want to assure the public that the marriage hall owners are taking necessary steps to submit the required documents to the authorities,� said Hazarika, mentioning that marriages are solemnized in hotels, temples, community prayer halls, etc., as well, which create traffic problems but the marriage halls are being particularly targeted for violation of norms.

The Association has submitted a memorandum to the GMC, requesting a pragmatic and amicable solution.

It needs to be mentioned here that following an order by the Gauhati High Court, the GMC has been issuing notices to marriage halls, seeking the relevant documents.

The High Court, while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) against one of the wedding-cum-function halls in the city, had issued a notice to the GMC, Pollution Control Board (PCB) and Guwahati Traffic Police, directing them to take strong action against those violating the norms.