The final day of Ganeshotsav in Mumbai will see thousands of people gather at the city's Girgaum, Dadar and Juhu Chowpatty beaches.
The famous Lalbaughcha Raja which sees tons of devotees visit it is one of the highlights of visarjan day as many devotees accompany it and other idols to the various beaches.
The police and lifeguards in the city will be on high alert as they try to maintain law and order as well as ensure that people do not drown in the waters as they immerse the idols.
Rajkumar Mangela, a lifeguard at Juhu beach said, "On the fifth and seventh day we saved a couple of people who were drowning. No matter how hard we try people always tend to break the security we provide. On this last day we will be taking more care as we have called in more lifeguards and the police also will be helping with extra man power."
A police officer with the Santa Cruz police station said, "We are doing everything that we can to ensure security and a smooth visarjan process on the last day of Ganesh visarjan at the beach."
According to the BMC, approximately two lakh idols from public mandals and households would be immersed in the sea and artificial ponds in the city. On Wednesday with schools, colleges and some offices closed on the day called Anant Chaturdashi.
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Last week, a number of devotees had suffered injuries due to stingray bites at Girgaum Chowpatty.
"We have made special arrangements at Girgaum Chowpatty in the wake of the sting-ray attacks as a precautionary measure," Mayor Sunil Prabhu said.
He urged citizens to take extra care of children at the time of immersion. "The devotees should also take note of the tide timings while immersing the idols so as to avoid any untoward incidents," he added.
Pankaj Lalwani, a volunteer who helps with visarjan at Dadar Chowpatty said, "Clean ups have been organised by various NGOs the next day to keep the beach clean. For the small idols small boats are available to help and we also have cranes to help with the big idols. Since it is the last day mostly there are big idols. The fire brigade and ambulance services are also on standby to help in case there is any problem."
Thousands of devotees will be also watching the visarjan on TV with a prayer on their lips saying, "Ganpati Bappa Moriya, pudcha varshi lavkar ya".