Ahead of Ganesh festival, Hyderabad police issues list of dos, don’ts

Hyderabad Desk

Hyderabad: Hyderabad police issued a list of dos and don’ts ahead of the Ganesh festival in the city on Sunday.

Instructing the public to dial 100 in case of any emergency, the police issued eight precautionary measures. They are

  1. No idol shall be installed on public road pavement, etc. The temporary mandap should be prepared using good quality material.
  2. Playing of loud music in Ganesh pandals shall not be permitted, so that there is no disturbance to neighbours/students/people who are unwell.
  3. Mandap shall not be used as a place for drinking alcoholic beverages, gambling, or any other unlawful and anti-social activities. Use of loudspeaker should not be permitted after 10 pm.
  4. To safeguard the Ganesh Mandap/Idol and other articles, a minimum of three volunteers at any point of time shall be available round the clock at the Pandal. The names of the volunteers should be entered in the book maintained at the Ganesh Mandap.
  5. The required number of volunteers shall be made available to maintain queues of the devotees who visit Ganesh mandap for darshan etc.
  6. Conditions imposed by the TSSPDCL shall be compiled with
  7. No serial lighting, decoration lighting or other decorations shall be made out side the Ganesh mandap.
  8. No luck dips or lotteries or corrective collection of funds shall be allowed in the name of Ganesh mandap.
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