Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police has made arrangements for deployment of 35 platoons of force during immersion of Maa Durga idols on Saturday.
Total 169 puja committees will participate in the immersion procession. These puja committees are put under Saheed Nagar, Nayapalli, Chandraskeharpur and Old Town immersion committees.
The idols will be immersed in four artificial ponds – two near Kuakhai river, one each at Bhargavi and Daya rivers – created by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation.
Similarly, in Cuttack, 60 platoons of police forces will be deployed. Besides, 28 aid post have been set up and 13 CCTV cameras have been installed on the route of the immersion procession. Besides, anti-terrorist squad has been kept on stand-by.
Total 157 puja committees will participate in the procession.
The Cuttack Municipal Corporation has created two artificial ponds near Kathajodi river and one at Mahanadi river for the idol immersion.