In a bid to ensure that pandal hoppers in the city do not face any trouble, Commissioner of Kolkata Police Rajeev Kumar inspected the Durga Puja mandaps in north and south Kolkata on Monday.
It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had directed organisers
of all Durga Pujas to follow a set of guidelines to avoid any sort of untoward incident when thousands of people will be visiting their pandals to get a glimpse of the various idols of Goddess Durga.
Kumar on Monday visited 12 puja mandaps in the city, including the ones at Deshapriya Park and Singhi Park in south Kolkata, and Md Ali Park in north Kolkata.
The Commissioner was accompanied by the Joint Commissioner of police (Headquarters) Supratim Sarkar and deputy commissioners of every division.
Officers-in-charge of the respective police stations were also present at the puja mandaps during the visit of the Commissioner.
Officials of the state Fire and Emergency Services department and Kolkata Municipal Corporation also accompanied Kumar during his visit to the 12 Puja mandaps.
After taking stock of the puja preparation in all the mandaps, Kumar gave his recommendations to make specific changes to ensure safety and security of pandal hoppers.
He also directed to maintain proper width of the entry and exits points at Dehapriya Park and other big puja mandaps.