Kolkata Police unveils guidemap for Durga Puja 2018, to live stream from major pandals
Kolkata: Kolkata Police has planned to come up with live streaming of some major puja pandals throughout the city, during this year's Durga Puja. Live information about 1,800 puja pandals will also be available from the 'Bandhu' app.
Apart from 'Bandhu', people can also track waiting time and queues from the 'Utsav' app. On Thursday, Commissioner of Police Rajeev Kumar unveiled the guidemap for Durga Puja 2018. A statistical data of road accidents was also published during the programme.
Tollywood actors Dev and Saswata Chatterjee and director Aniket Chattopadhyay were also present during the programme.
On Thursday, Kumar informed that a large number of people had been using the puja guidemap for the last few years. Every year, the number of guidemap users is increasing.
"We have followed that a lot of people are using our guidemap during the puja days. Every year, people ask for puja guidemaps from our kiosks," said Kumar. Apart from the printed version of the guidemap, an e-version of the same will be available on the 'Bandhu' app by Kolkata Police. Kumar also informed that the 'Bandhu' app has gained huge response as through the same, several things such as e-general diary, missing mobile tracking and much more can be done.
As of Wednesday, the number of 'Bandhu' app users has crossed 2.5 lakh. This year, people can monitor live information about almost 1,800 puja pandals throughout the city. Kumar also informed that they have a plan to transmit live streaming from selected puja pandals of the city. But he did not disclose the pandals from which live streaming will be done.
Apart from 'Bandhu', another app called 'Utsav' was also introduced a few years ago for Durga Puja. Kolkata Police has also informed that the 'Utsav' app has now been upgraded with some new features.
Through this app, people can easily track the locations of the pandals and can find the ways to reach them. Also, a new section has been added in the app for the puja committees. From now on, puja committees will be able to upload details of their pandals such as theme, attraction details, images and many more on the app. This would help them to attract more pandal hoppers.