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Facilities to immerse household Ganesha idols have been made at 16 ghats along the Mutha river by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC).

Many homes immerse the idols on the second, fifth, seventh and in some cases, on the tenth day of the festival.

A PMC statement said that immersion tanks have been built at the ghats. At places where tanks cannot be constructed, the PMC has provided huge iron tanks.

All immersion ghats have been illuminated for better visibility, and generators will supply power if there is no power. Lifeguards and helpers will be deputed at the immersion points to prevent any mishap.

People can take their idols for immersion to Amruteshwar temple, Pulachiwadi, Deccan causeway, Omkareshwar temple, Garware college causeway, Panchaleshwar, Ashtabhuja Devi mandir, Sangam bridge, Bund Garden, Vitthal temple, Khandujibaba chowk, Bapu ghat, Thosarpaga, Chima udyan, Vishrantwadi, Yerawada, Bopodi, Aundh, Baner, SM Joshi bridge, Dattawadi, Rajaram bridge, Katraj lake, Alka talkies, Someshwarwadi, Pashan, Warje, Kharadigaon, Holkar bridge, Sasanenagar and Unnatinagar.

Nirmalya (floral offerings) can be deposited in containers. The health department has undertaken fogging and spraying of insecticides along the river to keep mosquitoes away. Over 5,000 stickers, 5,500 banners and 325 hoardings creating awareness about chikungunya, malaria and dengue have also been put up.

The statement also stated that stray animals will be rounded up by the civic body. People who notice such animals have been asked to contact 25282810.

Read more: PMC readies tanks at 16 ghats for early immersion – The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/PMC-readies-tanks-at-16-ghats-for-early-immersion/articleshow/6532862.cms#ixzz0zFY317fj

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