The Mumbai Police has beefed up safety to maintain a hawk-eyed vigil within the metropolis through the 10- day Ganesh Chaturthi pageant, which started on Saturday amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The police pressure is on excessive alert with greater than 5,000 CCTV cameras to make sure that no untoward incidents happen through the Ganeshotsav.
As Moharram can also be coinciding with Ganeshotsav, the Mumbai Police has accordingly made safety preparations and would deploy heavy safety bandobast at communally delicate pockets, the police stated.
Right here’s a listing of restrictive guidelines in place throughout Mumbai for Ganesh Chaturthi:
•The police have roped in extra manpower from State Reserve Police Pressure, Fast Motion Pressure, Pressure One, Fast Motion Groups together with reserved police, based on a press release launched by the police.
•Help will likely be sought from homeguards and NGO social activists. 500 policemen will likely be deployed devoted for Ganeshotsav throughout town and 30 policemen at Lalbaug, the hub of Ganeshotsav within the metropolis. 1,000 extra policemen will likely be deployed for Ganpati immersion, the police stated.
•The Mumbai Police intelligence cells in co-ordination with the Anti-Terrorism Squad will preserve shut watch on suspicious actions, an officer stated.
•The federal government has already requested sarwajanik Ganeshotsav Mandals to maintain the ganesh idols peak 4 toes and home Ganesha to be below two toes. Additionally, 167 synthetic immersion websites have been set as much as keep away from congestion on the Chowpaties. The police have appealed to the residents to not crowd on the roads and to watch social distancing.
•Fast response groups, bomb disposal squads and anti- terrorism cells have been placed on alert to stop any untoward incident, police stated.
The police have urged residents to not collect on roads through the festivities and pandals have been requested to chop down noise air pollution, police stated. Aside from the directions to observe social distancing norms, folks have additionally been requested to put on masks and sanitise pandals as a precautionary measure, police stated.
(with inputs from PTI)