NMMC grants 13 crore to renovate Vishnudas Bhave auditorium

Mumbai : After a long waiting, the Navi Mumbai civic body has finally given a positive note to renovate the Vishnudas Bhave auditorium in Vashi .And the NMMC has granted 13 crore for the task.

At present, the Vishnudas Bhave auditorium is the only theatre space in whole of Navi Mumbai. Marathi plays, musical evenings and other commercial shows are held here in two different slots every evening. The auditorium is also used for different awareness programmes by the civic body, city police and other government and private agencies.

Over the past couple of years, the structure has faced extensive wear and tear and art lovers and local activists have long been demanding the renovation of the auditorium.

Ramaswamy N commissioner of NMMC said that the project has been approved by the general body and it is now in tendering process. For addressing all issues of the premises we have allocated a budget of 13 crore. The work will be started soon.

The two-storey building of Vishnudas Bhave auditorium was built for the city art-lovers in 1995. Due to absence of such a theatre space in the area, the residents of Kopar Khairane, Ghansoli, Airoli, Sanpada, Nerul, and CBD Belapur come to watch the plays staged here. On weekends a huge number of people travel even travel from Kharghar, Kamothe, Kalamboli, etc.