Puneites all set for Ganesh immersion

ST Correspondent
Monday, 4 September 2017

Pune: The city is all set to bid adieu to Ganpati Bappa on Tuesday. The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has made all necessary preparations for immersion of Ganesh idols as the festival ends on Tuesday. Around six lakh Ganesh idols installed by individuals and mandals will be immersed.

The arrangements for immersion have been made at 255 spots including ghats along Mutha and Mula-Mutha river and other water bodies in the city. The cleaning of all these immersion spots and arterial roads from where the immersion processions will pass, have been done.

Pune: The city is all set to bid adieu to Ganpati Bappa on Tuesday. The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has made all necessary preparations for immersion of Ganesh idols as the festival ends on Tuesday. Around six lakh Ganesh idols installed by individuals and mandals will be immersed.

The arrangements for immersion have been made at 255 spots including ghats along Mutha and Mula-Mutha river and other water bodies in the city. The cleaning of all these immersion spots and arterial roads from where the immersion processions will pass, have been done.

Moreover, the Pune Fire Brigade has deployed rescue teams and 278 lifeguards at immersion ghats to avoid any untoward incidents. Every year, around six lakh Ganesh idols are immersed on Anant Chaturdashi, the last day of the festival.The arrangements of mandap, CCTVs, pandals and electricity have also been done with placing the nirmalya kalash (floral offerings) at various places in the city to avoid throwing of nirmalya in water bodies by devotees. 

Mayor Mukta Tilak had already appealed to citizens to opt for eco-friendly  immersion. The PMC has also made sodium bicarbonate available at all regional ward offices in order to immerse Plaster of Paris (PoP) idols in the water solution using sodium bicarbonate for scientific disposal of the idols. 
It has also kept the water solution having sodium bicarbonate at all 255 places where the immersion arrangements have been made available.

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