HYDERABAD, INDIA, July 24, 2016 (Deccan Chronicle): Hyderabad and Cyberabad together will have a hundred thousand Ganesh pandals this year. The 10 day-festival will start on September 5 and the Khairatabad Ganesh along with statues exceeding 20 feet will be immersed on September 15. Samiti secretary R. Shashidhar said, “the number of pandals in the twin cities and Cyberabad will be 100,000. We are expecting more to be set up Khairatabad will have the tallest statue at 58 feet.
“We have asked the organizers to avoid the Metro Rail corridor and accept the state government plan to decentralize the immersion process with special enclosures for immersion at 10 lakes in the city including Hussainsagar.” Besides, HMDA has purchased a US$445 million machine to take out the statues once they are immersed.