Ganpati Visarjan in the containment zones to be done in metallic tanks: BMC

Ganpati Visarjan in the containment zones to be done in metallic tanks: BMC

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Friday, July 31, stated that during the Ganeshotsav, people who live in the containment zones will have to immerse idols in a metallic tank.

The civic body further added that the people who are living in buildings which are sealed will have to immerse the idols at home or inside the building. The people living in the containment zones will not be permitted to take the idols for immersion as they did earlier.

The Brihanmumbai Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Samanvay Samiti had earlier appealed to the BMC to build more artificial ponds across the city in view of the Ganeshotsav. The organisation has stated that the civic body has 34 artificial ponds at the moment, however, the civic body is conducting surveys to build more of these ponds for the immersion of the idol.

In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, the city of Mumbai is said to witness small, simplistic celebrations in comparison to the previous years. CM Uddhav Thackeray had earlier asked the Ganpati mandals in the city to keep the height of the idols small and celebrate the 10-day Ganesh festival, beginning August 22, in a low-key fashioned way. With the heights of the idols being kept in mind, the pandals are also going to be smaller in size this year. Along with this, social distancing protocols are to be followed to help contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra on Thursday, July 30, has reported 11,147 fresh cases of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the tally of confirmed cases to 4,11,798, according to the state health department.