There is no need of running around police stations to get permission for erecting Ganesh Pandal in Visakhapatnam (Vizag). Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 has brought Ganesh Mandal organizers good news that they can also apply for permission through online application system. Organizers can now apply directly through online system for forthcoming Vinayaka Chavithi Navaratri utsavams.
According to officials, people can also register online at http://www.vizagcitypolice.com the police website for permissions. They said the action would be taken on the associations for any violation of norms as per the AP Pollution Control Board Act.
The officials also made it clear that no idol immersion would be allowed in the stretch between Park Hotel Junction and Coastal Battery. He also warned the pandal organisers not to organise obscene dance performances or use high decibel music systems during the celebrations.
During a review meet with the officials of GVMC, district administration, fire safety and others, over the arrangements for the Ganesh festival for the year, city Police Commissioner Mahesh Chandra Laddha said that associations which were interested to erect Ganesh pandals should take prior permission for it by registering themselves by furnishing details of pandals at the offices of local ACPs.