Immersion arrangements in place

63 locations identified, 24/7 lifeguards in action, cleaning team for clearing garbage

A CLEAN UP BBMP worker cleaning Sankey tank for the Ganesha festival on Friday. DH PHOTO

He later met the city civic agency officials and the Bangalore City Police and discussed arrangements for the festival.

 Speaking to the media after inspection of the lake, Ashoka said: “The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has ensured that almost 63 immersion locations have been created for the festival in the City. Three of the lakes in the Palike jurisdiction already have a permanent structure created for the idol immersion, including the Yediyur lake.”

Vigilance
On the arrangements made for the idol immersion at the tanks, the minister stated that the Palike had already arranged for 24/7 lifeguards drawing them from voluntary organisations and a cleaning team for clearing the garbage from the immersion points after the event.
“We also have arranged for a 24-hour vigilance through the stationing of the police in each of these immersion locations,” added the minister.

He said fresh water will be pumped into the lake after the immersion ceremony to ensure that the Yediyur lake is not neglected and treated as a waste water body.

Ashoka hoped that people this year would go for environment-friendly idols of the Ganesh, made of pure mud than those coloured with oil paint and other harmful chemicals.

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