The Trinamool Congress Councillors of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) initiated cleanup work on Friday – a day after the Martyrs’ day rally at Esplanade. The city witnessed at least 12 to 15 lakh people who had come to attend the rally and gone back to their homes.
The roads which were full of garbage and waste papers after the rally – soon tuned into a clean surface thanks to the party workers who joined hands with the KMC volunteers’ to eradicate wastes.
However, on Friday, the councillors with their workers in ward offices started the cleaning work – the final touch to bring back the original look of the roads.
The Kolkata Municipal Corporation started disposing the garbage from the streets, soon after the end of the rally Thursday. The area alongside the main stage was filled up with waste papers, food bags and newspapers. But the civic body engaged around 250 people to finish the work of garbage disposal as soon as possible.
Waste disposal compactors were used by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation for speeding up
the process. Debabrata Majumder, a member of Mayor in Council who is responsible for garbage disposal and solid waste management programmes said that it was an amazing effort of the Trinamool Congress party workers on Thursday along with the KMC staff to quickly clean the road.
On Friday, most of the Councillors of KMC had engaged party workers to clean up the rest of the road. The work seemed complete. The instruction had come from the dais from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to clean roads rapidly.
Like Thursday, the heavy compactors were used in the road to dump garbage immediately after collection. Garbage cleaning was going on alongside Lenin Sarani, S N Banerjee Road, Chittaranjan Avenue, Red Road and Bentinck Street. On Friday, the Central Avenue, College Street, MG Road, Amherst Street were cleaned up. The parks of the city were also cleaned up along with roads.
“The workers are taking this opportunity as their duty. We would have been held responsible if the roads of the city remained be filthy after the rally. It will also tarnish the image of the party. We have decided to remove posters, placards and boards of the rally soon. The work has been initiated,” said Rohit Singh, a Central Kolkata Trinamool Congress worker.