Nagpurians all set to bid adieu to Bappa with a heavy heart and big smile. On one hand, where people are having mixed emotions about visarjan, city police have buckled up to look after the arrangements for today’s virsarjan programme.
Along 3000 police personnel deployed in the city for the idol immersion, CCTV camera are also installed for better supervision of the areas which will not only help the cops to maintain the discipline and bandobast in the crowded areas of the city.
According to the sources, Ganpati visarjan would take place at 10 different places in the city. The idol immersion programme will continue till Sunday and so will be the bandobast of the cops. However, the immersion of huge Ganpati idols is allowed only at Futala Lake, due to which more police personnel are deployed at Futala as compared to other places.
Movement of vehicles will not be allowed towards Futala lake from Telangkhedi Hanuman temple and Vayusena Nagar. A watchtower has also been installed at the lakeside to avoid any mishaps and nuisance.
The police have divided the route of ‘Visarjan’ in 12 sectors for better traffic management in the area and each sector would be supervised by senior rank officials.
Nine Deputy Commissioner of Police, 14 Assistant Commissioner of Police, 87 Police Inspectors, 164 Assistant Police Inspectors/PSI, 1614 police personnel, 370 women police personnel, 66 home guards and a section of State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) will be deployed for peaceful festivity.
Four special squads and Quick Response Team (QRT) and SRPF will be stationed at Police Control Room to immediately respond in case of any emergency.