Mayor inspects Halasuru lake ahead of Ganesha Chaturthi

Mayor inspects Halasuru lake ahead of Ganesha Chaturthi

Yediyur Lake in Jayanagar is among the three top centres for the immersion of Ganesha idols in Bengaluru.DH PHOTO/ANAND BAKSHI

Ahead of the Ganesha Chaturthi festival, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Mayor R Sampath Raj inspected arrangements made by the BBMP at Halasuru lake immersion center on Wednesday.

Halasuru lake, Sankey tank and Yediyur lake at Jayanagar are among the top three immersion centers in the city. The BBMP has made elaborate arrangements as more people are expected here for Ganesha idol immersion.

After Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara inspected the place during his constituency visit last week, Sampath Raj is ensuring that all the arrangements are in place. Corporator S Mamatha said the immersion process will be allowed for the next 15 days. People can immerse idols at the small kalyani created in the lake.

Nearly 50 workers along with ten jacket-donned divers will be deployed near the kalyani to assist people in the immersion process.

The corporator also added that four more mobile immersion tankers will be placed in the lake to manage excess crowd. A senior BBMP official said CCTV cameras will be fixed for tighter vigilance.

He said two counters will be set up to each manage individuals bringing their idols for immersion and the groups/associations. The civic body has made similar arrangements at Sankey Tank and Yediyur lakes, where more number of people are expected.