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The round-up: All you want to know about this Ganeshotsav

As the 11-day Ganeshostav festivities draw to a close, this year Mumbai witnesses its maximum share of eco-friendly concepts for idols and decorations as compared to previous years

Ganesh Chaturthi Updated: Sep 15, 2016 18:41 IST

As the ten-day Ganeshotsava comes to a close with the visarjan yatra, here’s a quick round-up of the festival that took the country, especially Mumbai, by a storm of festive, holy air.

22-foot-tall eco-friendly Bappa in south Mumbai that’s actually ‘green’

As the 11-day Ganeshostav festivities draw to a close, this year Mumbai witnesses its maximum share of eco-friendly concepts for idols and decorations as compared to previous years.

A 22-foot-tall idol of the elephant god made of synthetic grass — a symbol for protecting the environment - at the Shree Ashtavinayak Mitra Mandal, Fort, south Mumbai. (HT photo)

@MumbaiPolice turns into virtual control room during Ganeshotsav

The room from where the Twitter team of the Mumbai police operates has become a virtual control room since September 5 (the start of Ganeshotsav). Reason: incessant queries and complaints related to the festival on their Twitter handle, @MumbaiPolice.

60 sweet shops booked for overcharging during Ganeshotsava

The Legal Metrology Organisation (LMO) registered at least 60 cases of overcharging, short-delivery and wrong declaration against sweet and decoration shops just before the start of Ganeshotsav.

High-decibel noise drowns out the rules, but no one faces the music

After Day 5, the sixth day of Ganeshotsav too saw restrictions on noise levels being violated as activists recorded sound levels much above permissible limits at several locations in the city, including Silence Zones on the occasion of Gauri Visarjan on Saturday.

Vikhroli Ganesh mandal prays for pothole-free Mumbai

The death of a local in an accident that was caused due to a pothole propelled a Vikhroli mandal to decorate its pandal using the ‘Pothole-free Mumbai’ theme this Ganeshotsav.

When Bappa calls, humanity wins and religion doesn’t matter

For 29-year-old Munira Shaikh, visiting pandals during Ganesh Chaturthi is nothing out of the ordinary. She has been pandal hopping during the Ganeshotsav ever since she was a kid.

Man assaults policewoman over entry into Lalbaugcha Raja pandal

A woman police officer on Monday registered a case with Kalachowkie police station against a resident of Ganesh Nagar, the residential area around the famous Lalbaugcha Raja pandal, for allegedly assaulting her.