Mumbai: An Idol Lord Ganesha being boarded into a train   in Mumbai on Sunday. PTI Photo Bhushan Koyande(PTI8_28_2016_000177B)
Mumbai: An Idol Lord Ganesha being boarded into a train in Mumbai on Sunday. PTI Photo Bhushan Koyande(PTI8_28_2016_000177B)

More than 50 roads will remain shut during the procession for immersion of large Ganesh idols

Mumbai : The Mumbai police have been reviewing the security arrangements as the Ganeshotsav festival is just a week away.

  The police will be assisted by several volunteers from National Service Scheme (NSS) and National Cadet Corps (NCC) who will be deployed across Mumbai. Quick Response Teams (QRT), Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) and State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) will also be on duty.

The Mumbai Police will install extra CCTV cameras for surveillance at the famous Lalbaugcha Raja mandal this year.

“More CCTV cameras will be installed. The control room will monitor and track the suspicious movements and activities of unscrupulous elements to thwart any untoward incidents. Policemen will be present for monitoring at the control room along with the organisers. Extra policemen have been deployed to ensure that the proceedings are smooth at the Lalbaugcha Raja,” said the officer.

Route inspection of the idols is being conducted. The immersion route is being scanned and the Mumbai  police will deploy heavy security to ensure that no untoward incident takes place. More than 50 roads will remain shut during the procession for immersion of large Ganesh idols.

Mumbai Police Commissioner Datta Padsalgikar reviewed security for the upcoming festival in the city in a recent meeting with police officials across the city.

“The bags will be scanned and devotees are requested to be alert and inform the police of any suspicious activities. We have trained organisers of Ganesh pandals regarding security measures that need to be adopted. We appeal to the devotees to avoid bringing valuables, jewellery and mobile phones. People should take extra care of their children at the pandals so that they are not lost in the crowd,” said the officer.

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