Hectic preparations on to move huge idol
Posted on: 09:34 AM IST Sep 29, 2012
The massive 58-feet tall Khairatabad Ganesh idol is all set to roll out on a trolley to Tank Bund here on Saturday afternoon. Every year, the 2.5 km long procession takes anywhere between 12-14 hours to reach the Hussain Sagar lake.As many as 20 welders from the Mint-PWD workshop on Friday worked for nearly 10 hours to set the metal platform on the trolley. The welding that started at 12 noon went on till 10pm. Almost 90% of the welding work was complete and the rest will be done once the idol is placed over the trolley. Every year, it is brought from a Bangaluru based company. In the wee hours of Saturday, a trial placement of Ganesh idol will be done. According to representatives of the Khairatabad Ganesh Utsav Committee, the idol will be lifted using a crane and placed on the trolley at 4am on Saturday and by 12 noon, be welded with supporting angles. The crane that is used every year is also brought from a company in Chennai Shipyard.