Hyderabad: In view of the Ganesh festival from September 2 to 12, Hyderbad police commissioner Anjani Kumar has barred forcible collection of funds and bursting of fire crackers on public roads.
Pandal organisers should instal idols only after securing prior police clearance from the divisional assistant commissioners. Each idol will require a separate police clearance. Forms will be available at all police stations from August 22 to 26, he said. Mr Kumar said before seeking police clearance, pandal organisers have to furnish a no-objection certificate from the landowner. Pandals will be allowed only where they do not disrupt traffic flow.
Mr Kumar said unauthorised electricity connections will not be allowed, and pandal organisers should apply to the southern discom for a power connection and get police clearance for this.
Use of loudspeakers is restricted to box type and police clearance should be taken not only by organisers but also by those supplying the equipment. The noise should be within permissible limits, and loudspeakers or a public address systems should not be used between 10 pm and 6 am. Organisers should provide volunteers with identity cards/badges. Guarding idols, installing fire safety measures precautionary will be the responsibility of the organisers.
These instructions do not apply to Ganesh Idols installed in private residences that are not made accessible to the public. Those installing idols in the cellars of complexes and those taking them out a public procession must apply for police clearance....