No restrictions on Ganesh pandals, nimajanam; AP DGP

DGP said police officers will be part of the Utsav Committee members. Cops have also been advised to coordinate with the immersion committees and take all precautions

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  29 Aug 2022 6:03 AM GMT
No restrictions on Ganesh pandals, nimajanam; AP DGP

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) K.V. Rajendranath Reddy has clarified that there will be no restrictions on Ganesh pandals and 'nimajanam' (immersion) of the idols in the state. "There are no restrictions on erecting of Ganesh pandals and 'nimajanam' (immersion) of Ganesh idols in the state. People can celebrate the Ganesh Chaturti festival, but few precautionary measures should be followed for security reasons," he said.

DGP asked the organizers to inform the police about installing pandals, the height of the idol, the number of days, and the nimajjanam process so that the necessary arrangements could be made. "Devotees can contact the Commissioner of Police concerned, DIG, or the Superintendent of Police for any clarification," he said.

DGP said police officers will be part of the Utsav Committee members. Cops have also been advised to coordinate with the immersion committees and take all precautions.

Key Points:

* Organizers should inform the concerned police stations before erecting the pandal.

* Sand and water should be made available where pandals are to be set up. Organizers should follow the rules and regulations prescribed by the fire and electricity departments.

* The idol should be taken for immersion only through the channels allowed by the police.

* Speakers should be used at mandapam without disturbing others. Noise Pollution Regulation and Control Rules-2000 should be followed in letter and spirit. Speakers can be used only from 6 am to 10 pm.

* Organizing committee should manage the queues at the mandapam.

• One member should stay at the mandapams during the night and take steps to prevent traffic congestion.

• Local police should be informed in advance about the costumes, and DJ during the idol immersion procession.

Civic bodies introduce mobile tanks

Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) is introducing mobile tanks in which Ganesh idols can be immersed. The water tanks will be stationed in selected parts of the city so that the residents can immerse Ganesh idols worshiped at home in those mobile tanks. Speaking to News Meter, GVMC Commissioner G Lakshmisha said: "As of now, 15 mobile tanks are getting ready under GVMC limits. Depending on the requirement, more tanks will be placed".

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