Mumbai: Cell phone jammers could soon appear in BMC theaters

“Something must be done to stop cell phone harassment during the game and performances. Jammers will allow audiences to enjoy the show peacefully,” Mhatre said

Pradnya Dongaonkar, a resident of Dadar, has a complaint that will resonate with most theater and cinema goers. “It’s really annoying when a cell phone rings in the middle of a show. Anyone who violates the norms and instructions to ensure the cell phone stays idle or completely shut down should be fined.” While a fine may be a long way off, there could soon be prevention, at least in civil society-owned theaters.

Citing the fact that cell phone interruptions during live performances in lecture halls and theaters have often become a nuisance, the BMC decided at its general meeting to install signal jammer. The proposal was put up for discussion on July 25, 2019 by Shiv Sena company Shital Mhatre. The proposal, which the BMC has accepted for consideration, is now being announced for suggestions and objections.

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“Something must be done to stop cell phone harassment during the game and performances. Jammers will allow audiences to enjoy the show peacefully,” Mhatre said.

But not everyone agrees with the idea. Ajit Bhure, a theater personality who heads the Association of Commercial Game Producers, says, “Sometimes people make mistakes, but nobody does it on purpose. Disturbing an entire theater will cause big problems. It will not network people, it will network Artists cut up for four hours. If there’s an emergency during that time, how do people know? ”Bhure suggested instead creating awareness of mobile manners.

However, once a cell phone jammer is installed in a theater, it is no longer a permanent function. “After the BMC has received the necessary permits from the central government, it will continue with its plans. Even with the jammers installed, the facilities will only be made available if the request is made by theaters and producers, associations or organizers. The The application must be made in writing, “says the administration’s letter.

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