The Shobha Yatra of Maha Ganesh from Khairatabad began at 7 am amidst chanting of thousands of devotees. According to committee members, around 50 lakh devotees have had darshan of Khairatabad Ganesh. The officials concerned made all arrangements for immersion of idol at crane number 6. The crane is heavier than 42 tonne Ganesh idol and silt was removed from Hussian Sagar to ensure entire idol is submerged in water. The cops are on high alert to avoid untoward incidents. Security heightened for procession route by deploying additional forces.