VISAKHAPATNAM: The Beach Road turned out as the major venue for the Ganesh immersions. Devotees and youngsters gathered in large numbers for the immersion at the beach Sunday. Hundreds of Ganesh idols were immersed since Saturday night. Police had made elaborate arrangements by demarcating places for immersion of idols as per size.
Sunday evening, all the roads led to the Beach Road with youngsters, associations and residential welfare organisations taking their idols to the local beaches by vehicles. The immersions were held peacefully with youngsters dancing to the beats with fun and gaiety. Over 3,000 idols, a majority of them less than seven-foot tall, were immersed at 22 immersion points. The idols which are above 10-foot tall are being immersed with the help of a crane at the fishing harbour, while idols from seven to nine-foot tall were immersed at a specific spot allotted at the RK Beach. ADCP, Special Branch, K Ravi Kumar said that most of the immersions was started Saturday evening and 700 to 800 images were expected to be immersed by Monday morning.
“We have allotted 22 immersion points, right from Bheemili stretch, Rushikonda, RK Beach, Yarada, Appikonda and other areas. Swimmers, stationed in the areas, would take the Ganesh idols to the sea,” said the ADCP. The police expect that there would be more than 4,000 idols in total.