Due to the ongoing metro project work at the Western Expressway, Goregaon, Mumbai, a BMC official had issued a closure warning letter to the Bombay Exhibition Center, some days ago. While this raised panic and concerns in the minds of the event organisers, and also added to a lot of confusion among the visitors and the trade show participants.
The situation seems to have been put under control for now. Exhibition Showcase has written to the venue for greater detail and clarity, and we will be releasing their official accounts soon.
In the latest turn of events, the BMC has now decided to allow the Bombay Exhibition Centre (Nesco) at Goregaon East to host events and exhibitions on its premises and reprimanded the local ward officer for her ‘high-handedness’ by directing Nesco not to hold any event till the ongoing Metro work is completed. A lot of exhibitions are lined up at the centre till September end.
The BMC on Monday ordered assistant municipal commissioner Chanda Jadhav to withdraw her notice and allow upcoming events at the Goregaon centre, if all permissions are in place. Senior civic officials told Jadhav that ‘traffic management issue is not the BMC’s domain’.
This signals a sense of momentary respite for the Bombay Exhibition Center and the event organisers.