Among the various safety measures taken to ensure smooth Ganpati festivities, the Hyderabad police plan to geotag all Ganesh pandals in the city. The 11-day Ganeshotsav celebrations will begin from August 25.
Ganesh Chaturthi 2017- Pandals will be Geo Tagged
Millions of people are going to gather in this holy festival and of course their safety iss necessity. The system will help in monitoring on how the police officials are supervising the arrangements during the celebrations, Hyderabad police commissioner M Mahendar Reddy said.
Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most important festival of Hindu Community where millions of people participate and prove their devote towards the Lord Ganesha
It has been said that almost 25,000 policemen will be deployed for the security measures. The personnel from Rapid Action Force and Central Reserve Police Force will also be on duty during the festival.
“QR codes will also be provided to the pandals to verify their arrangements,” he added.
A review meeting was held with officials of different departments, representatives of Bhagyanagar Ganesh Utsav Samiti and other organisations to take stock of the arrangements, he said.
“Lakhs of people participate in Ganesh visarjan. In order to ensure that Ganesh visarjan is done in a peaceful atmosphere, all security arrangements have been made,” Mr Reddy said. CCTV cameras have also been installed along the main procession route to keep a tight vigil on the proceedings.
On 5th Sep. the Visarjan Day when thousands of truck will carry the holy idols of Lord Ganesha and immersed them into water bodies will be the last day of this holy eve.
During these 10 days of festival, devotees perform pooja at the different temples and beautifully decorated ‘pandals’ or makeshift platforms erected by various mandals and associations. The idols of different sizes, shapes, colours and in myriad forms are installed on streets in major markets and residential colonies.