Mumbai: 40,000 police personnel, drones to monitor Ganapati Visarjan processions
As the 10-day Ganeshotsav comes to an end, the Mumbai Police have stepped up the security arrangements to avoid any breakdown of law and order in the city. More than 40,000 police personnel have been deployed to keep a watch and streamline the Ganapati Visarjan processions that would continue well until midnight. Drone cameras are being used for monitoring the processions. Read more!
Today is the last day of Ganeshotsav; massive Ganpati immersion processions are being seen on roads. Security arrangements are jointly being carried out by the city and traffic-police departments, 12 State Reserve Police Force companies, one Rapid Action Force company, and several Quick Response Teams.
To control the crowd and regulate traffic on roads, 3,600 traffic cops, 500 wardens, and 8,000 National Cadet Corps personnel were deployed. The Road Safety Patrol and several NGOs have also come forward for traffic regulation. Mumbai's 119 Ganpati Visarjan points and the routes leading to them are being monitored by 5,000 CCTV-cameras round-the-clock; Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad would also be present.