City-based environmentalists and activists say that the Ganesh Chaturthi festivities, especially the immersion of idols in several water bodies, will cause a rise in water pollution in the city lakes.
The famed idol of the 'Lalbaug Cha Raja' Ganesh mandal in the metropolis was immersed at Girgaon Chowpatty by around 3 pm on Sunday, an official earlier said.
To make sure that the procession and immersion was held on time, the idol was moved on Saturday midnight and the welding works continued overnight.
In Suraram, GHMC officials arranged a mini-tank for immersion, rather than the main water tank near Katta Maisamma temple.
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According to the civic body, no 'sarvajanik' (public) Ganpati idols were immersed till afternoon and no untoward incidents have been reported from any part of the city.
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On September 9, the Telangana High Court had banned the immersion of Ganesha idols made of PoP in Hussainsagar and other water bodies in the city. But the orders did not have any impact on devotees.
In another incident, a twelve-year-old boy drowned in the water while immersing the Ganesh idol in a water pond in Sarangapalli village in Dachepalle mandal.
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