Hyderabad: Scores of people are getting ready to take their Ganesha idols to the waters come September 5th, 2017. The 11-day Ganesh Mahotsav celebrated widely and with much fervor all across the country will mark its end tomorrow as thousands will bid Lord Ganesh goodbye, with the hope that he will come even sooner the next year.
As part of the safety measure organized for a smooth procession, the city police plan to geotag all Ganesh pandals in Hyderabad. The system will aid them in monitoring how police personnel are managing the arrangements for the processions which will be made this Tuesday.
September 5th has been declared a holiday for Government schools and institutions with several traffic curbs being put in place. The main procession will begin from Keshavgiri passing through Aliabad, Nagul Chinta, Charminar, Madina, Afzalgunj, MJ Market, Abids, Basheerbagh, Liberty, Tank Bund and NTR Marg. Other streams are expected to join the procession along the various route points. Lorries will not be permitted to enter the city limits on the intervening nights of September 5th and 6th.
Restrictions on RTC as well as district buses have been placed as well at several points in the city. Intercity RTC buses such as Mehdipatnam buses, Kukatpally buses, Secunderabad buses, Dilsukh Nagar buses, Rajendranagar, and Midhani buses among others will not be allowed to ply beyond certain junctions. Processions from different parts of the city are expected to join the main procession at Liberty.
Parking: People who wish to watch the immersion at Hussain Sagar Lake must park their vehicles at the following places –
- Institute of Engineers at Khairatabad Junction
- MMTS Station at Khairatabad
- Anand Nagar Colony to RR District ZP Office
- Road behind Buddha Bhavan
- Goseva Sadhan
- Lower Tank Bund
- Katta Maisamma temple
- NTR Stadium
- Nizam College
- Public Garden
What most people will be hoping for is that the immersion process goes through as smoothly as possible while also being able to enjoy it. There have been several untoward incidents and accidents where heavy Ganesh idols have fallen on people injuring them gravely and sometimes even causing death. Hopefully, the Visarjan will be accident-free this year.