Pune Ganesh Visarjan: Check points, barricading on major roads to prevent crowding

Salil Urunkar
Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Watch live immersion of Prestigious and other important Ganesh Mandals online.
The immersion of Ganesh idols five prestigious and other three major Ganpati mandals will be done at the artificial tanks made in the vicinity of the mandal.

Pune: City police department has created checkpoints on major roads and put up barricades at several other locations in order to prevent unnecessary crowding and vehicular movement on Tuesday (September 1) on the occasion of Anant Chaturdashi, the last day of Ganeshotsav on which lakhs of citizens come on streets to bid adieu to their beloved deity Ganesh. These preventive and precautionary measures are being taken to curb the spread of coronavirus in the city.

Joint Commissioner of Pune Police Dr Ravindra Shisve said, "During the ten days of Ganeshotsav, citizens of Pune have shown great restraint and set an example for others. In the same way, on the day of immersion, people will cooperate with the administration."

Joint Commissioner of Pune Police Dr Ravindra Shisve said, "During the ten days of Ganeshotsav, as the citizens were coming on the streets for darshan, the police stopped them at the checkpoints and asked them to return home. Especially those who came in groups were sent back by the police. In the same manner, on the day of visarjan, police will set up an extra police force, barricades and checkpoints to prevent unnecessary crowding. People should not come together due to any misunderstanding and they should follow the rules. There will be security for their safety."

Joint Commissioner of Police Shisve says...

  • Barricades and checkpoints installed on major roads in the city
  • CCTV surveillance in the entire city
  • Immersion is not allowed in canals, lakes and ghats on Mutha river
  • Precautionary measures taken to avoid crowding at public places
  • Ganesh mandals in the suburbs, including the central peth area, are in touch with the police department

Watch live immersion of Prestigious and other important Ganesh Mandals online.
The immersion of Ganesh idols five prestigious and other three major Ganpati mandals will be done at the artificial tanks made in the vicinity of the mandal. The 'visarjan' ceremony will be telecasted live on the mandal's Facebook page and website too.

Police Bandobast in Pune city

  • Six and half thousand police officers and personnel deployed on the streets
  • Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) on alert
  • Rapid Action Force will also be deployed
  • Crime Branch squads will keep a close watch

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