Soon after the completion of Martyrs’ day rally at Esplanade on Thursday, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation started disposing the garbage from the streets.
The city witnessed several lakh people assembled for the July 21 Martyrs’ Day rally, and the main roads, by-lanes and stretches alongside the main stage were filled up with waste papers, food bags and newspapers. The civic body, without wasting any time employed around 250 people to finish the work of garbage disposal and bring back the roads to their normal condition.
Many sophisticated vehicles were used by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation for the speedy disposal of the garbage from the roads. “We have engaged around 250 men and women to clean the road with brooms and collect the waste from there to dump in the bins. The Trinamool Congress party workers along with the KMC staff joined hands to clean the road as quick as possible,” said Debabrata Majumder, a member of Mayor in Council who is responsible for garbage disposal and solid waste management programmes.
The instruction have come the from dais from none other than Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to clean up the city roads as quickly as possible. The KMC staff and the party workers, therefore, wasted no time to start their work to collect garbage from the road as the rally ended.
There are six heavy compactors were taken in the road to dump garbage instantly, from which two were pressed into the action in nearby areas of main stage of the rally. Four mechanical sweepers were also been used to clean up the roads.
“As you can see, it took only half an hour to normalise the traffic of Kolkata after the rally. We will not take very long to clean the roads too. Cleaning works are going on alongside Lenin Sarani, S N Banerjee Road, Chittaranjan Avenue, Red Road and Bentinck Street. All those roads will be as clean as before on Friday morning,” said Majumder.
Party workers said they are doing this out of passion. “We are not KMC employees. But this is our duty. This is our city. The CM is our leader. So, we have decided to provide full support to the KMC. We will work till late night. The city will look its usual shape on Friday morning,” said Anupan Saha, a south Kolkata TMC worker.