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Published: 28th August 2015 04:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th August 2015 04:14 AM   |  A+A-

City Prepares

In view of Vinayaka Chathurthi festival on September 17, the city police has been planning measures to conduct it peacefully like the previous years. A meeting was held on Thursday at the collectorate conference hall where the Collector and top cops discussed measures to be taken.

“Being a religious ceremony, the police will extend all support for it, but on the other hand, the organisers of the celebrations must be careful enough to avoid any incident that could affect the public,” said AK Viswanathan, City Police Commissioner.

He also said that police officers will be deployed in almost all the worship points, and strict action will be initiated against trouble-makers. “We have the list of sensitive areas and more care will be provided to those areas. There has been a vibrant communication with the organisers, and police officers opine that there would not be anything to worry. On the other hand, we are fully equipped to tackle any situation,” added Vishwanathan.

The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has stepped up efforts to minimise the pollution levels by sensitising public about the harmless ways of celebration.

“Unlike other cities, pollution of water bodies is less during Vinayakar Chathurthi in Coimbatore. Even last year, we collected samples from water bodies before and after immersion. However, there was nothing to worry since the results showed a meagre amount in increase of total dissolved solids in the water. Other toxic products were not detected in the samples,” said an official.



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