Pune: Over 5,000 Cops Deployed For Ganpati Visarjan Security, Efforts Made To Keep Procession Smooth

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Pune, 8th September 2022: The police have made arrangements to ensure that the immersion procession ends smoothly and at the earliest. The Commissioner of Police, Amitabh Gupta, clarified on Thursday that if the immersion procession gets interrupted or delayed, efforts will be made by the police to keep the procession smooth.

The immersion procession in Pune, which is a glorious tradition, was cancelled due to the corona infection the past two years. After a gap of two years, an immersion procession will be held on Anant Chaturdashi (September 9) and as per custom, the main immersion procession will start from the statue of Lokmanya Tilak in Mandai. Police Commissioner Gupta spoke at a press conference to inform about the arrangements for the immersion procession ceremony. Additional Commissioner of Police Rajendra Dahale, Deputy Commissioner of Police Traffic Branch Rahul Srirame, and Deputy Commissioner of Police Special Branch R. Raja were present on this occasion.


Arrangements have been made to conduct the immersion procession peacefully and smoothly. Strict security will be maintained in the city and suburbs on Thursday (September 8). Four additional police commissioners, 10 deputy commissioners, 21 assistant police commissioners, 55 police inspectors, 379 assistant inspectors, sub-inspectors and 4,579 police personnel have been deployed for the immersion procession ceremony. Efforts will be made by the police to complete the immersion procession ceremony as soon as possible. In case of interruption or delay in the immersion procession, efforts will be made to arrange the procession smoothly. Efforts will be made by the police to complete the immersion procession by Saturday (September 10) morning.

Loudspeakers have been allowed in immersion processions till midnight. The police will try to comply with the order given by the Supreme Court. Commissioner of Police Gupta warned that action will be taken if high-powered loudspeakers are used and if the noise level exceeds the limit. If a law and order-related situation arises during the procession, immediate action will be taken by the police. Security will be kept at sensitive places in the wake of possible terrorist activities. Plain-clothes police teams will be patrolling to prevent theft of jewellery and mobile phones, and molestation.


The immersion procession will be filmed by the police through a drone camera. CCTV cameras will keep an eye on the immersion route. If any suspicious persons or stray objects are found during the procession, it is requested to contact the Police Control Room (Telephone-112). A help centre for citizens will be located on the immersion route too.


Due to the metro bridge at Khanduji Baba Chowk, the height of the procession should be less than 18 feet, the police have appealed. Chariots of the Mandal enter the Visarjan route from midnight on Thursday (September 8). The height of the chariots will be measured by the police. Additional Commissioner of Police Rajendra Dahale stated that there will be no chaos in the area of Metro Bridge in Khanduji Baba Chowk.

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