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Immersion day preparations

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 - 6:55am IST | Agency: dna

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday claimed it is fully prepared for the Ganesh idols' immersion day. Mumbai's mega festival, the Ganeshotsav, begins on August 29 and devotees will bid adieu to Lord Ganesha on September 8.

As part of its preparation, the civic body has informed to have kept ready a battery of 10,000 civic personal to take care of arrangements at the immersion spots including beaches like Girguam chowpatty, Juhu and 26 artificial ponds.

"We have ensured all the arrangements to see the proceedings take place smoothly," additional municipal commissioner SVR Srinivas said.
Speaking to the media, Srinivas said the BMC has spent Rs 13 crore to Rs 15 crore for the immersion day preparation besides fund spent on maintaining pits on the road used by mandals to bid adieu to the Lord.

Taking cue from last year, the civic body has decided to install 258 CCTVs to keep vigil at busy immersion spots. Besides, 400 lifeguards will be deputed across 71 immersion points to avoid untoward incidents. "Plus, 55 motor boats and 29 pontoons will be plied into service," he added.

"We are going to set up 67 first aid centres and 55 ambulances stationed across the city. Around 100 doctors have been appointed to take care of any emergency like the jellyfish bite incident, which had caused havoc last year. There will be 71 control rooms," Srinivas said.

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Dumpers to collect nirmalya 172

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