In the wake of intelligence report of threats to the western coast, MCGM authorities have for the first time roped in Navy and Army to supervise security arrangements for the forthcoming Ganeshotsav. Ganesh mandal volunteers will be trained by the Army and Navy officials in handling emergency situations during the 10-day Ganeshotsav festival, informed MCGM officials. Ganesh Chaturthi, which falls in mid-August, is one of the biggest festival celebrated in Maharashtra, for which the MCGM authorities have asked the mandals to be vigil and also to install CCTVs and metal dectectors. Besides, in any emergency-like situation, even the Coast Guards service will be used, the official said. With cameraperson Ranjeet Gupta, Hansraj Kanaujia for NMTV news.
May 1, 2009