Traffic diversions at Kopar Khairane begin
IMMERSION DAYS Police clamp restrictions, demarcate no-entry and no-parking zones at all nodes to ensure a smooth immersion without congesting roads
The Ganesh idol immersions in Kopar Khairane mostly take place at the visarjan pond in the node.
To enure that there are no traffic snarls due to regular traffic and that of the vehicles carrying the idols, the traffic police have issued a notification with respect to traffic curbs on the 5th, 6th, 7th and 11th day immersion. Deputy commissioner of police (traffic) Arvind Salve, “We have declared the area around the visarjan pond as ‘no parking’ and ‘no entry’ zone for vehicles in the Ganeshotsav rally and also the regular traffic.”
He added, “More traffic regulations have been put in place for the node.”
Salve said, “The curbs will continue on September 10 from 2pm to 10pm, on September 11 from 2pm to 10pm and on September 15 from 12 noon to 6 am on September 16 when the immersions are expected to end.” The family of Sambaji Jaitpal celebrates 160-year-old Gauri Puja at their Panvel home. This is the fourth generation of the family to worship the idol made of brass. Jaitpal’s great grandfather bought the idol when they were at Mangaon in Raigad district. “We shifted to Panvel after my father got a job in Mumbai. However, we have continued to use the same idol in our celebrations every year,” he said. Vashi resident’s Harish Gupta house Ganpati has the Casino theme as its decoration.