Saturday, August 22, 2009

Yediyur Lake gets ready for Ganesh

Yediyur Lake gets ready for Ganesh


Express News Service First Published : 22 Aug 2009 05:03:22 AM ISTLast Updated : 22 Aug 2009 08:45:10 AM IST
BANGALORE: Special arrangements for Ganesh Chaturthi have been made across the city to ensure safe immersion of idols at all the identified lakes and tanks, Minister R Ashok said on Friday. Ashok, who visited the Yediyur Lake to check on the arrangements made for the festival after inspecting the work happening at the lake said, “The number of mobile immersion tanks have been increased across the station.” These mobile stations will be put across various locations and apart from these mobile tanks, the Ganesha idols can be immersed at the three identified kalyanis and 21 lakes.
He said that the Palike has created special cement tanks in the Ulsoor and Yediyur lake for the immersion of the Ganesha idols.
Huge Ganapati idols can be immersed using a crane at the Ulsoor lake, Ashok said. To avoid any untoward incidents during the festival time and during immersion, there will be tight police security at all these places.
A meeting will be held with all senior officials from the BBMP, BDA, BESCOM and the Police department to discuss on these issues, said Ashok.The Minister was accompanied by BBMP.

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