Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Suren­dra P Gan­gan suren­dra.gan­gan@hin­dus­tan­

The state has turned down a re­quest from the or­gan­is­ers of the Mum­bai Marathon to give them con­ces­sion in the charges levied by the Mum­bai po­lice for main­tain­ing law and or­der dur­ing the event. The or­gan­is­ers owe Rs1.59 crore to the po­lice for the past edi­tions of the marathon — Rs67 lakh for 2015 and Rs92 lakh for 2016.

In a meet­ing on Wed­nes­day, the or­gan­is­ers asked the govern­ment to charge them only for traf­fic man­age­ment and not for de­ploy­ment of po­lice for main­tain­ing law and or­der. “We have been ask­ing for uni­for­mity in the pol­icy to levy charges for se­cu­rity. The charges have been rang­ing be­tween Rs50 lakh and Rs1 crore over the years,” said Arvind Reddy, co­or­di­na­tor of the Mum­bai Marathon.

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