Today is the ending of the ‘Ganeshotsav’ festival of ten days in Maharashtra region. Devotees are giving him farewell with the beats of drum-dragons and “Ganpati Bappa Morya” slogans. There is a tight security from 40,000 policemen for the gathering of people on the roads of Mumbai. His final journey will take place under the surveillance cameras and the helicopters.
There will be different Pandals for the foreigner devotees…
The immersion will take place on Friday at Girgaon Chowpatty. Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation and Mumbai Metropolitan municipality have arranged Pandals for Foreign Tourists.
An officer from Tourism department has given information that there will be 20 buses for the foreign tourists who will come at the Girgaon Chowpatty. In the Pandals, there will be a special arrangement for them.
A try for Ganesh Utsav on an International Level
Tourism officers Jai Kumar Rawal from this state and Mumbai Municipal Corporation's Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar will be available there to welcome them. Foreign tourists will wear traditional safa and Tilak on their forehead. Including this, they will be presented with the statue of Ganesha.
This is the first time when Tourism department of state government is trying Ganesh Utsav to be on International Level.
There is a surveillance from drone
Mumbai Police is taking the help of the drones to invigilate the sea shores. Apart from this, Watchtowers and 5000 CCTV cameras will be used to keep the eye on the crowd and there will be police in casuals.
Mumbai Police Commissioner Dattatray Padsalgikar visited the largest immersion point Girgaon Chowpatti and checked that area. He said that there is no terrorist alert but the police will strictly follow the rules.
40,000 guards of Mumbai Police will be there for the security. NSS, NCC, Scout Guide and NGOs are also helping the police for the security. There are help centers and first aid on the immersion places.