17 spots along rivers ready for immersion

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has constructed 17 immersion spots along the river for the immersion of Ganesh idols. Many families immerse their idols after one and a half days.The civic administration has appealed to devotees to immerse the idols in the makeshift tanks and put nirmalya (floral offerings) in the containers. The PMC will also appoint life guards and install generators and loudspeakers at the immersion ghats.

Immersion arrangements have been made at Sangam, Nene/Apte ghat, Vrudheshwar, Omkareshwar ghats, Ashtabhuja temple in Narayan Peth, Pulachiwadi, Bapughat in Narayan Peth, Vitthal Mandir (Alka chowk), behind Garware College, Thosarpaga, Dattawadi, Rajarampul, Aundhgaon ghats, Chima Udyan, Yerawada, Bund Garden and Warje-Karvenagar ghats.

Fire brigade personnel will keep a check on incidents of drowning or fire. They will also help people immerse their idols. Ropes have been strung along the ghats and in the riverbed for people to hold.Light masts have also been put up in the ghats for better visibility. The civic body has urged the people not to venture deep into the river to immerse the idols.

A public address system will be used to give the safety instructions. The fire brigade has urged Ganesh mandals to take precautions against fires. Mandals have been told to keep halogen and powerful lights away from the pandal cloth. Fire brigade officials told to mandals that multiple electricity supply from a single point should be avoided.

Emergency contact nos.
1)Fire brigade:
101, 26451707, 26450601
2)Public relation officer:
Sanjay More: 9689931141
3)Disaster management cell:
Ganesh Sonune: 9689931511
4)Disaster management cell:
Vasant Ekbote: 9689931206
5)District home guard:
Deepak Jambhale: 9325932525
6) Social security cell:
Arjun Kurhale: 9975315394

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