Arrangements in place for Ganesh ‘visarjan’

PTI
Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, police, Coast Guard and Navy have made elaborate arrangements to ensure smooth and safe immersion of Lord Ganesh idols tomorrow on the occasion of ‘Anant Chaturdashi’.

Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, police, Coast Guard and Navy have made elaborate arrangements to ensure smooth and safe immersion of Lord Ganesh idols tomorrow on the occasion of ‘Anant Chaturdashi’.

“Being the sea search and rescue coordinator, Coast Guard will be carrying out close to coast patrol by two each ships, hovercrafts and helicopters,” a Defence spokesperson said here on Monday
“Indian Navy diving teams are deployed at Girgaon Chowpatty. Few diving teams are kept at standby in Dockyard. Helicopters (Seaking and Chetak) will be on standby for any search and rescue requirements at INS Shikra,” he said.

“A total of 32 artificial ponds have been created for immersion while people can also immerse the idols of the elephant-headed deity in natural ponds across the city,” a BMC official said.
“Life guards are being deployed, and first aid centres have also been set up in the city. Sixty ambulances have been kept ready,” the official said.

As many as 9,000 BMC employees will be working to oversee the immersion. This number is around 2000 more than the number of civic staff deployed on the occasion last year, he said. 

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