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  • West Bengal: Army joins post Amphan restoration work in Kolkata

    Published on May 24, 2020

    In West Bengal, Army has joined post Amphan restoration work in Kolkata. Five columns of army have been engaged to assist the Kolkata civic administration for restoration of essential services and infrastructures following requests from the State Government. Meanwhile, 10 additional teams of NDRF are arriving in West Bengal to join restoration work in cyclone hit areas of the State.

    Presently 26 NDRF teams are deployed in six districts of West Bengal. The State Government has also sought support from Railways, Port and private sectors to supply teams and equipment for post cyclone restoration work. our  Correspondent reports that Power, water supply and telecommunication have not yet been restored in many places of the State including Kolkata since last four days after the super cyclonic storm Amphan hit the West Bengal. Agitated mob showed demonstrations and set up road blockades at different parts of the State demanding immediate restoration of essential services.

    Traffic movements have also been disrupted in Kolkata as innumerable trees, electric pillers were uprooted and fell on roads. Army jawans have been pressed into services for clearing roads at Tollygunj, Ballygunj, Rajarhat – New Town in Kolkata and adjoining Diamond Harbour. Over thousand teams including NDRF are also working in cyclone hit areas for restoration of essential services. Ongoing lockdown against Carona pandemic is one of the main reason for delaying in restoration work.

    Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has appealed to the people to bear with the situation as damages are huge. The devastating storm has claimed 86 lives and 73 lakhs people have been affected in six districts of the State.