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Mumbai: Over 70,000 Ganpati idol immersions

The first lot of Ganpati idol immersions was seen taking place across Mumbai on Saturday and Sunday past midnight.

Over 70,000 Ganpati idols were immersed till the weekend hours of morning.

Ganpati immersions till 3am on Sunday in the city were 71392 out of which 71069 were household hold idols and 323 were community.

Out of these immersions in artificial lakes sarvajanik were 114 and household idols 12999.

In Mumbai some of the major immersion spots include Girgaum Chowpatty, Mahim bay, Juhu Beach, Powai lake, Chhatrapati Shivaji Talao, Madh jetty and Marve.

There are a total of 69 natural immersion spots while 31 are artificial immersion spots.

The civic staff which was at work were around 5173 while civic officials at work are 2382.

Last year the number of Ganpati idols which were immersed in all were 2.10 lakhs.

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