Warangal: All the arrangements have been made for the smooth conduct of immersion of Ganesh idols to be held on Sunday at Hasanparthi tank, Bandham tank, Padmakshi Gundam (pond), Kota pond, Chinnawaddepalli tank and Ursu tank under Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC) limit. The immersion is scheduled to begin around 9 am on Sunday to 10 am on the next day.
Warangal Police Commissioner Dr Tarun Joshi, along with local police officials, on Saturday inspected the designated tanks and ponds where the idols would be immersed.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that they had pressed required cranes into action to immerse the idols besides arranging the rafts in the tanks.
“While a total of 3,375 Ganesh idols have been set up under the Warangal Police Commissionerate, 1,245 statues of them were installed at the pandals in the Central Zone, which comes under the GWMC limits, while 1,152 of them in the East Zone and 978 in the West Zone (Jangaon district),” he said and added that a total of 1,200 police personnel were roped into the security arrangements during the Shoba Yatra (procession) and peaceful immersion of the idols at the designated water bodies.
“As part of this, vehicles carrying the Ganesh idols should follow the queue system and the drivers of vehicles carrying the idols should take proper care and should be sober during the Shoba Yatra. Similarly, drivers should be careful not to leave the vehicle and should not take children and elders for immersion as much as possible,” Dr Joshi cautioned. The arrangements were made in collaboration with the GWMC and district administrations of the Hanamkonda, Warangal and Jangaon.
“CCTV cameras have also been installed in the vicinity of the immersion places for the continuous monitoring by the police to avoid the untoward incidents,” he said and asked the traffic police personnel to ensure the strict implementation of the orders related to diversion of the vehicles in certain routes.
Vehicles coming from Bhupalpalpally and Mulugu towns must take the bypass road (Outer Ring Road) at Arepally to go Hyderabad without entering the Warangal City. Vehicles bound to Khammam should take Arepally, Karunapuram, Madikonda, Kadipokonda and Naidu Petrol pump road. No big vehicles are allowed into the city during the immersion period.
Moreover, buses coming from Mulugu and Parkal route can reach Hanamkonda bus station via Peddammagadda, KUC, CPO, Ambedkar Junction and Asian Sridevi Mall. Buses bound to Karimnagar and Mulugu from Hanamkonda bus station should take the Asian Sridevi Mall, CPO and KUC junction road. Buses going to Narsampet, Kothagudem, Bhadrachalam, Thorrur and Khammam from Hanamkonda bus station should reach the destination via Balasamudram and Adalat Centre. Meanwhile, buses coming from Warangal bus station to Hanamkonda bus station should take Chintal bridge, Rangasaipet, Naidu Petrol pump, Ursu Gutta, Adalat and Balasamudram. The police have also imposed checks on vehicles carrying Ganesh idols and informed the pandal organisers to follow the specified routes.
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