Hyderabad: Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation commissioner M. Dana Kishore on Monday held a review meeting pertaining to Ganesh immersion and directed the heads of several government departments to chalk out plans for a smooth immersion procedure.
He instructed officials to complete the work well in advance by September 10 for the immersion programme on September 13. Officials from several government departments, including HMWSSB, Police, Electricity, Irrigation, Road and Buildings and HMDA participated in the meeting.
Addressing the zonal commissioners, Dana Kishore asked them to conduct a special meeting in a day or two with all the deputy commissioners and collect the necessary information by Thursday to prepare for the procession accordingly, along with the police department.
The commissioner said that a review meeting with the Ganesh Utsav Committee would be conducted on Saturday and the concerned official should submit an action plan prior to that.
He also instructed additional commissioner Mohammed Musharraf Ali Faruqui and Vishwajit Kampati, Director of EVDM, to co-ordinate with the line departments to ensure there were no technical snags in the command control room. He also told the officials to provide special teams to rescue citizens in case of an emergency.
Additional CP (Law & Order) Devendra Singh Chauhan said that the Ganesh immersion procession would begin from the third day and prior to that the corporation should complete road repairing work, sanitation, proper illumination, repairing potholes, removal of garbage and dustbins en route for the safety of citizens. He added that the ninth day of the Ganesh festival and Muharram had coincided this year, so a number of precautionary measures had to be taken up by all the departments for the convenience of citizens.
Additional commissioner of Police, Traffic, Anil Kumar instructed the line departments to take up the work pertaining to shifting of electrical poles, pruning of trees, overhead electrical cables, uninterrupted power supply, barricading, removal of debris, en route the Ganesh immersion procession.