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September 29, 2012

Ganpati Visarjan today, security beefed up across Mumbai

Mumbai: Security has been stepped up across Mumbai in the wake of Ganpati Visarjan, immersion of Lord Ganesha idols, to mark the culmination of ten-day Ganesh Utsav. Around 25,000 policemen have been deployed across the city, where over 90,000 idols will be immersed at 84 different spots. Two companies of the Rapid Action Force, one company of the Border Security Force and four companies of the State Reserve Police Force have been pressed into service. More than 350 lifeguards have been deployed at major immersion spots. As many as 37 watch towers have been erected at the major immersion spots with the main control room at Girgaum Chowpatty in south Mumbai, which is also a major immersion spot.

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