1.19L idols immersed on 3rd day of Ganesha Chaturthi

1.19L idols immersed on 3rd day of Ganesha Chaturthi

Devotees carry a Lord Ganesha for immersion during ' Ganesh Utsav' celebration, in Sankey Tank, in Bengaluru on Sunday. (DH Photo/ B H Shivakumar)

At least 1.19 lakh Ganesha idols were immersed across Bengaluru on Saturday, the third day of Ganesha Chaturthi. 

But despite the BBMP’s precautionary measures, dry and wet festival waste piled up at immersion centres. Mahendra Kumar, of Malleswaram, said though many people preferred clay idols this year, they recklessly threw flower and puja waste in plastic bags near immersion centres.

According to him, flowers should be buried or used in composting. An official said the BBMP deployed 25 extra trucks across the city to dispose of the additional waste that accumulated after the festival. 

Nodal officers in all the eight zones are on alert to dispose of the festival waste, he added. 

Number of idols immersed in each BBMP zone

South: 19,425

West: 31,935

East: 39,892

Mahadevapura: 9,789

Yelahanka: 10,470

Bommanahalli: 2,842

Rajarajeshwari Nagar: 3,313

Dasarahalli: 1,744

Total 1,19,410