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Elaborate plan for smooth idol immersion

By PRANJAL BHUYAN

GUWAHATI, Oct 4 - The Kamrup Metro district administration has made elaborate arrangements with regard to the immersion ceremony of the forthcoming Durga Puja.

Speaking to The Assam Tribune yesterday, Kamrup Metro Deputy Commissioner Dr M Angamuthu said that various officials and departments concerned will undertake necessary works to make each ghat suitable in all respects by October 8.

�Immersion generally takes place at seven to eight places in the city. The major ones include the Kachomari ghat, where around 250-300 immersions take place, the Pandu ghat with over 200, and the Sunsali ghat where 150-200 puja committees immerse their idols. Tasks have been assigned to various departments so that the immersion programme can be held smoothly on October 11,� he said.

Dr Angamuthu added that there will be 650 to 700 pujas across the city, and provisions have to be made to accommodate all of them.

The City Police Commissioner will be in charge of the entire system to provide adequate security personnel and rescue boats, along with rescue parties in the ghats during the immersion programme, besides arrangement of smooth traffic management.

The Commissioner of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has been directed to provide sufficient number of floodlights, standby generators and arrange for cleaning of the ghats.

He will also have to take necessary measures to remove all the idols immediately after immersion to avoid water pollution. The GMC will provide at least 200 labourers for each ghat and install barricades wherever necessary.

The Director of State Services will provide fire-tenders at the immersion ghats from October 10.

The Assam State Electricity Board (ASEB) has been asked to provide uninterrupted power supply during the Pujas and till October 13 at all the places, including the immersion ghats.

The Inland Water Transport (IWT) will be in charge of providing big-size decks along with rescue speedboats at the immersion ghats in consultation with the Police Commissioner. The IWT will also develop all the immersion ghats to make them ready for the event.

The Executive Engineer of PWD (Mechanical division), Guwahati, has been directed to provide standby generator sets with operators at the immersion ghats.

The task to provide watch tower in consultation with the concerned Deputy Commissioner of Police of the area lies on the shoulders of PWD (Buildings) and PWD (Roads).

The Health Services department of Kamrup Metro will deploy medical teams with ambulances and necessary medicines at the immersion ghats till the ceremony is completed, while the Divisional Forest Officer of the East Kamrup division will provide sufficient quantity of wooden planks, wooden posts and stone dust to develop the ghats.

The Deputy Controller of Civil Defence, Kamrup Metro, will be in charge of the rescue teams which will be deployed at the ghats.

Meanwhile, the district administration has instructed some officers of the rank of Additional Deputy Commissioner and Executive Magistrate to look after different divisions of the city and ensure smooth conduct of Durga Puja celebrations.

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Elaborate plan for smooth idol immersion

GUWAHATI, Oct 4 - The Kamrup Metro district administration has made elaborate arrangements with regard to the immersion ceremony of the forthcoming Durga Puja.

Speaking to The Assam Tribune yesterday, Kamrup Metro Deputy Commissioner Dr M Angamuthu said that various officials and departments concerned will undertake necessary works to make each ghat suitable in all respects by October 8.

�Immersion generally takes place at seven to eight places in the city. The major ones include the Kachomari ghat, where around 250-300 immersions take place, the Pandu ghat with over 200, and the Sunsali ghat where 150-200 puja committees immerse their idols. Tasks have been assigned to various departments so that the immersion programme can be held smoothly on October 11,� he said.

Dr Angamuthu added that there will be 650 to 700 pujas across the city, and provisions have to be made to accommodate all of them.

The City Police Commissioner will be in charge of the entire system to provide adequate security personnel and rescue boats, along with rescue parties in the ghats during the immersion programme, besides arrangement of smooth traffic management.

The Commissioner of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has been directed to provide sufficient number of floodlights, standby generators and arrange for cleaning of the ghats.

He will also have to take necessary measures to remove all the idols immediately after immersion to avoid water pollution. The GMC will provide at least 200 labourers for each ghat and install barricades wherever necessary.

The Director of State Services will provide fire-tenders at the immersion ghats from October 10.

The Assam State Electricity Board (ASEB) has been asked to provide uninterrupted power supply during the Pujas and till October 13 at all the places, including the immersion ghats.

The Inland Water Transport (IWT) will be in charge of providing big-size decks along with rescue speedboats at the immersion ghats in consultation with the Police Commissioner. The IWT will also develop all the immersion ghats to make them ready for the event.

The Executive Engineer of PWD (Mechanical division), Guwahati, has been directed to provide standby generator sets with operators at the immersion ghats.

The task to provide watch tower in consultation with the concerned Deputy Commissioner of Police of the area lies on the shoulders of PWD (Buildings) and PWD (Roads).

The Health Services department of Kamrup Metro will deploy medical teams with ambulances and necessary medicines at the immersion ghats till the ceremony is completed, while the Divisional Forest Officer of the East Kamrup division will provide sufficient quantity of wooden planks, wooden posts and stone dust to develop the ghats.

The Deputy Controller of Civil Defence, Kamrup Metro, will be in charge of the rescue teams which will be deployed at the ghats.

Meanwhile, the district administration has instructed some officers of the rank of Additional Deputy Commissioner and Executive Magistrate to look after different divisions of the city and ensure smooth conduct of Durga Puja celebrations.