Ganpati tableaux go innovative in Indore

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Sep 26, 2015 21:00 IST
13 grand Ganpati tableaux will traverse Indore on Anant Chaturdashi that marks the end of the 10-day Ganeshotsav. ((Shankar Mourya/HT photo))

Saturday was a busy day for the artists in Indore giving the final fixes to the Ganapati tableaux that will be taken out on Anant Charturdashi that marks the end of the 10-day Ganeshotsav.

Over 2,500 policemen will be deployed on the entire procession route on Sunday as 13 brightly-lit tableaux are set to traverse through the city on Sunday, which will attract thousands of people to the city.

Keeping up with the tradition started by city textile mill workers, Kalyanmal Mills, Rajkumar Mills, Hukumchand Mills, Malwa Mills, Swadeshi Mills and Bhandari Mills will roll out grand tablueax themed variously on mythology, environment protection and save daughter campaign.

Though all the mills have closed 15 years back, their former workers have maintained the tradition of making colourful floats with the financial help from different civic organisations.

Tight security

With thousands of people expected to flock the city to catch a glimpse of the Ganesh Visarjan procession, over 2,650 policemen will be deployed on the entire procession route on Sunday night.

Policemen and other volunteers will be present from 2 pm till the procession ends, which usually continues till the wee hours of Monday. No vehicles would be allowed on the procession route.

Officials told reporters that the procession route has been divided into seven divisions, which have been further divided into 14 zones. The zones have been further subdivided into 27 sectors.

An additional SP-level official will man each of the divisions, while a DSP-level official will look after each zone and an inspector-level official will be in-charge of each sector.

Apart from the police, there will be 13 watch towers armed with cameras. A missing person’s centre will be set up at the DRP Line.

Medical facilities, water and fire brigade will be stationed in several places throughout the route. Special arrangements have been made for cleaning the city after the procession ends, an Indore Municipal Corporation official said.

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