CESC to help citizens celebrate hassle-free Puja
Kolkata: With Shasthi Puja scheduled on Tuesday, September 26, CESC is ready to help citizens celebrate the city's brightest-ever Puja. Up to Wednesday morning (September 20), more than 4,000 applications for special connection to Puja pandals have already been received and some more are expected within the next two days, the last day of application having been extended up to Friday, September 22. Sources close to CESC said that about 6,000 employees will be on duty to ensure adequate generation and distribution. Last year there were 4,055 Puja pandals attracting a record number of visitors from all over the world and this year, the trend is expected to continue, giving our city another opportunity to present the biggest and brightest exhibition of outdoor sculpting in the country. Compared to last year's 4,055 Puja pandal applications in CESC area, the actual number of Pujas this year is expected to be higher. Throughout the Puja Festival, 200 CESC emergency vans, fitted with mobile phones, will patrol the city day-and-night so that restoration facilities can be rushed immediately to the needed site. Additionally, 100 repair teams will be posted at strategic locations to meet exigencies.