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BMC gears up to bid adieu to city’s favourite God Ganesha, 7,000 staff on alert

Rescue officers of the fire department and various officials of the disaster department will also be present and will coordinate with more than 58 control rooms that have been set up at various immersion spots in case of emergency, said official

Ganesh Chaturthi Updated: Sep 15, 2016 14:49 IST
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The civic body has deployed more than 600 lifeguards at various immersion spots.
The civic body has deployed more than 600 lifeguards at various immersion spots.(HT Photo)

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is all geared up to bid adieu to Ganesh on the last day of immersions on Thursday. More than 7,000 civic employees, from Class 3 to officers, will be present across the 69 natural and 31 artificial immersion spots.

Further, the civic body has deployed more than 600 lifeguards at these immersion spots. Rescue officers of the fire department and various officials of the disaster department will also be present and will coordinate with more than 58 control rooms that have been set up at various immersion spots in case of emergency, said officials. 

More than 81 motorboats and barges will be placed at various immersion spots such as Girgaum, Juhu, Versova and Marve for transportation of idols deeper into the sea for immersion. 

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With various mandals demanding pothole-free roads in the city before immersion , the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s road department has filled more than 4,332 potholes of the 4,357 complaints received , till Tuesday evening. 

 This year, the civic body has increased the number of ambulances, mobile toilets and steel plates installed for the smooth transfer of idols from the main road onto the beach. 

  “The civic body has completed immersion preparations and our employees will be at the spots throughout the day,” said Anand Waghralkar, deputy municipal commissioner, in charge of arrangement. 

 Keeping the Centre’s Swacch Bharat Abhiyan in mind, the civic body has urged citizens to dispose of nimalaya (flower waste) separately. For this, 201 nirmalaya kalash have been installed and 192 nirmalaya dumpers will ply on Thursday.