The mandal at King’s Circle, richest in city, has insured its pandal, devotees, deity’s ornaments for 15 days with the stupendous amount

After speculation that the insurance cover of Gaud Saraswat Brahman mandal’s Ganesh festivities would cross Rs 50 crore, trustees revealed that the final amount is coming to a whopping Rs 221.7 crore.

MiD DAY had reported earlier (‘Rs 50 crore insurance cover for Ganesha‘) that the mandal’s insurance cover is likely to cross the Rs 50 crore mark this Ganeshotsav.

Subsequently, the whopping figure is what the city’s richest Ganpati mandal, the GSB Seva Sadan, has opted for, to indemnify its Ganesh celebrations starting September 1.

The components of the insurance are as follows: the amount for the ‘Standard fire and Special Perils with Terrorism’ cover is Rs 1.35 crore.

The public liability, which will insure the mandal members, stands at Rs 20 crore. The all-risk policy includes the gold ornaments, and stands at Rs 18.35 crore.

Devotees’ insurance
And finally, the personal accident insurance for devotees, some 1,820 persons, is Rs 10 lakh each, which equals to Rs 182 crore.

Confirming the same, GSB trustee Satish Nayak said, “Four quotations from various companies had come in and New India Assurance bagged the insurance with competitive and attractive incentives.

The insurance is for 15 days starting from August 27.” Last year, the insurance cover of the mandal stood at Rs 49.5 crore, around five times less than this year.

Source: Mid-Day