Aurangabad, Sep 12 : Elaborate arrangements have been made in the Marathwada region to avert any untoward incident in view of the Ganesh idol immersion on the occasion of Ananta Chaturdashi, police sources here said on Thursday.
Anant Chaturdashi, the festival is also known as Ganesh Visarjan or Anant Chaudas, which marks the end of 10 days long Ganesh festival. The Visarjan would take place on Thursday.
According to the police sources, security arrangements had been revived on the occasion of Ganesh immersion idols, with putting drone cameras in route of procession to avert any untoward incident.
In Aurangabad, immersion procession would start on Thursday afternoon, under heavy security, with 'Maha Aarthi at traditional Sansthan Ganesh temple, which is known as the city’s ‘Gramdaivat’ situated in the old city.
As per the tradition, Sansthan Ganesh temple's Ganesh idol comes first in the procession for immersion, followed by other mandals’ idols.
During the past 11-day, many activities were happening such as dhol competition, bhandaras (free meals to all), Bhajan and Kirtans, Dramas, blood donation camps, competitions and other programmes organised by the apex body of Ganesh Mahasangh and other Ganesh mandals in and around the city.
Civic authorities have also made arrangements at different places for the immersion of Ganesh idols around the city.
The city police have set fixed points in different parts of the city, including the Hudco-Cidco areas. CCTV cameras have been installed on the routes of the city. Police department preparing full security arrangements on the different route of procession,police said.
More than 2000 security personnel have been deployed to ensure that the procession is peaceful. A number of roads have been diverted.
The district Police Commissioner Chiranjeev Prasad will be keeping a close watch on movements in the city during the procession.
The DCPs, ACPs, PIs, APIs-PSIs, companies of SRPF and CRPF, home guards and constabulary staffers will move with the immersion procession, police added.
According to some reports in other districts, security has been similarly beefed up for immersion of Lord Ganesha in the regions.
Lakhs of devotees in the city and the Marathwada region will bid adieu to Lord Ganesh this evening marking the end of 11-day-long festival.
There were no reports of any untoward incident in the past eleven days in the region.