The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) made arrangements like tight security, traffic control and others for the immersion of Ganesh idols at approximately 32 locations in Hyderabad.
The State Government spent Rs. 20 crores for all the arrangements across Telangana. The TRS spent Rs. 9.20 crores on road repairs and works at lakes, Rs. 99.41 lakhs for the installation of 37,674 temporary street lights and 254 cranes.
Apart from these, the TRS also arranged for 75 power generators. The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board put in place 115 water camps and will distribute 30 lakh water sachets to the devotees participating in the procession.
Bonthu Rammohan, the Mayor of Hyderabad, spoke about the arrangements and said the procession on the 12th of September will cross several routes, covering 391 km.
Rammohan said the Roads and Buildings Department of Telangana constructed barricades covering the procession routes.
Besides, the Government also arranged for 36 fire tenders and National Disaster Response Force teams along the procession routes and the Tank Bund and Saroornagar lake respectively.
The Tourism Department of Telangana also organised seven boats and four high speed boats in the Hussain Sagar lake, with 10 professional swimmers.
The Traffic Police also closed all the Tank Bund routes for motor vehicles, to avoid heavy traffic and advised them to take alternative routes. The Telangana Police installed 208 surveillance cameras, apart from the existing 91,000 cameras.
Mahesh M. Bhagwat, the Commissioner of Police of Hyderabad, said, “They (surveillance cameras) will cover the entire procession route in the limits of the Commissonerate. There will be three cameras mounted vehicles too for the surveillance.”
According to sources, more than 11,493 Ganesh idols will be immersed in Hussain Sagar on the 12th of September.
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