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Elaborate arrangements made for Ganesh idols immersion: T'gana

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

: Elaborate arrangements have been made for the peaceful conduct of Lord Ganesh idol immersion processions here and across Telangana on Thursday, state Director General of Police M Mahendar Reddy said.

As part of security measures, over 35,000 police personnel have been deployed under three Police Commissionerates covering Hyderabad city for the final day of Ganesh idols immersion.

Personnel from the RAF are also being deployed as reserve.

All necessary precautions are being taken to ensure that the final day immersion process goes off peacefully and incident-free, Reddy told reporters here on Wednesday.

Command and Control Room have been setup at Hyderabad Commisionerate and DGP office to monitor progress of procession and immersion of idols.

"Necessary surveillance, installation of CCTV cameras has been done on the routes," he said.

He sought cooperation from the public for the smooth conduct of the final immersion programme and also requested public not to believe in any rumours of any kind in social media.

Police will take all possible steps to prevent any untoward incident, Reddy added.

This year more than one lakh idols have been installed in the entire state besides small idols in houses or streets.

The police has contacted organisers of the pandals to register themselves online and geo-tagging of all the idols has been done.

The immersion process is going on in most parts of the state, Reddy said adding arrangements have been made at water bodies/lakes at all the immersion points which include Hussain Sagar, Saroornagar, Kapra, Ameenpur lakes and in total over 50 places in and around Hyderabad.

So far, immersion has been incident-free in important places inlcuding Bhainsa, Tandoor, Sangareddy, Bodhan, Jagityal and Nizamabad, he said.

Police has been taking support of local communities, community elders and volunteers, he said adding necessary traffic arrangements were also made at all the locations.

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First Published: Wed, September 11 2019. 20:40 IST