Mumbai, September 23: Ten days long Ganesh Chaturthi is coming to an end, from small to big every Ganesh idol will be immersed in water. It is estimated that Mumbai alone will witness immersion of over 1,50,000 Ganesh idols. To avoid the disruptions, Mumbai police has taken important security measures. Ganesh Visarjan 2018: Girgaon Chowpatty to Juhu Beach, Popular Spots to See Ganpati Immersion in Mumbai on Anant Chaturdashi.
Approximately 2,200 traffic police and 1,500 traffic warden has been deployed in the city. Control rooms have been set up at the major immersion spots: Girgaum Chowpatty, Shivaji Park, Juhu Chowpatty, Powai, Ganesh Ghat, and Badi Masjid in Bandra.
More than 5,000 police personnel have been deployed to 162 immersion points, of which 550 policemen are for the Lalbaugcha Raja itself. To control congestion at crowded places, CCTV cameras will monitor the situation in real-time. Ganpati Visarjan 2018 in Pune: Check Immersion Route, Road Map, Traffic Advisory, Roadblocks and Parking Spots For Anant Chaturdashi.
“A staggering 6455 Sarvajanik Ganesh pandals will be conducting the visarjan on September 23. 53 roads have been closed for vehicular traffic, 56 roads are one-way while 99 roads are no parking spots. No heavy vehicles will be allowed on 18 roads in Mumbai,” reported mid-day. Ganpati Visarjan 2018: Arabian Sea Vomits Thousands of Dead Fishes, Turtles at Juhu & Dadar Beaches Following 7th Day Immersion.
While Mumbai police have been updating Mumbaikars about the latest developments in Traffic and routes for Ganesh Visharjan in their official Twitter handle. They have also posted a video of Ganesh Visharjan and police bandobast in olden times.
While farewell to Ganpati has always been extremely emotional and special for citizens, for us the focus has always been ensuring their safety during the festivity! A glimpse of #GanpatiVisarjan and police bandobast in olden times. pic.twitter.com/310n4s030Q
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) September 22, 2018
Maharashtra tourism has also set up an air-conditioned pavilion for foreign tourists at Girgaum Chowpatty. It has facilities such as Wifi, Mobile toilets and clean drinking water.