The 10-day festival of Ganesh Chaturthi ends with immersion of Ganesha idol on Anant Chaturdashi.
Mumbai: Maharashtra government has tightened security in Mumbai as devotees bids adieu to Ganesha by immersing his idol on Anant Chaturdashi today.
The state government has put special provisions in place for the last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic.
Like last year, this year too, it was a subdued Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai.
While briefing the media, Deputy Commissioner of Police S Chaitanya made it known that
Mumbai has been placed under high alert and security has been enhanced across the city after the Delhi Police’s special cell busted a terror module in the city and arrested six terror suspects. One of the suspects is a resident of Dharavi.
Reportedly, Security Personnel has been deployed at immersion points, extra lights, cranes, lifeguards, ambulances, and fire engines have been arranged in case of any eventuality.
Around 100 additional officers, 1,500 personnel from the Local Arms and other branches, at least three companies of the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF), one company of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), 500 home guards, and 275 constables from outside units will be stationed throughout the city.
News Input by K.V.Rama