Seeking exemption for immersion of PoP idols, the GHMC had given an undertaking to the SC saying that all waste will be removed from Hussainsagar within a day
The decorative cast iron railing was protected as a temporary iron railing was fixed to protect it from getting damaged by devotees or the static cranes that were installed for immersion of idols.
Departments such as GHMC, HMWS&SB, Roads and Buildings, TSSPDCL etc were asked to make necessary arrangements for processions to be carried out on the roads in coordination with the traffic police.
SC directed the TS Govt., file an undertaking and implement all the directions of High Court from next year
The Hindu outfit pointed out that despite the apex court banning Jallikattu, a popular bull-taming sport held in Tamil Nadu during Pongal festival, the festival was still being carried out.
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.
If aggrieved by the orders of this court, the State can approach the Supreme Court.
While HC refuses to budge on directive against PoP idol immersion, festival organisers see ordinance as way out
Court permits idols to be immersed in baby ponds; also allows immersion of non-PoP idols in certain portions of Hussainsagar
On Monday, a sanitary inspector forced artisans selling Ganesh idols near the Infectious Diseases Hospital to vacate the area as they did not have permission to conduct business.
"We are hoping that the same number of buyers will come now as we are meeting their demands and making small idols," artisans said.
The idols, after pujas are performed, can be placed in mud or in a big pot where, after a few days, the seeds would start sprouting and grow into small saplings.
Last year, the State government put height restrictions on the idols owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.