Oct 01, 2012 at 08:53am IST

Hectic preparations on to move huge idol

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.