Hyderabad Ganesh procession passes off peacefully

The annual Ganesh immersion procession passed off peacefully in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad although hundreds of vehicles carrying idols are still waiting for immersion at the Hussainsagar lake.

Besides, Hussainsagar, hundreds of idols were immersed in the lake on the city’s outskirts including Saroornagar lake. Hyderabad Police Commissioner M Mahender Reddy told reporters that the immersion process is likely to be completed by 9 AM on Monday. He said that the procession passed off peacefully in all the areas. He said elaborate arrangements and vigilance would continue till all people return home after immersion. The entire procession is being monitored through hundreds of CC cameras.

Meanwhile, arrangements are in full swing for the immersion of city’s tallest Ganesh idol at Khairatabad. The Shobha Yatra is likely to begin after 11 PM and the idol is likely to be immersed before Monday noon. (INN)