November 6, 2018
State administration takes measures for peaceful Kali Puja
Like every year, this year too the State Government has put all arrangements in place for a peaceful Kali Puja.
This year, Kali Puja falls on November 6 and Deepavali on November 7. There will be 3,262 Kali Pujas in Kolkata and its suburbs. The police and the administration are leaving no stone unturned to make it a happy occasion for everybody concerned.
There will be special police arrangements at 26 spots and 618 police pickets. The police will continuously move around in cars and motorbikes to see to it there is no disorder. They will also use 114 auto-rickshaws for the purpose, to get to places which cannot be accessed by police jeeps.
There will be 23 heavy duty flying squads and 13 heavy radio flying squads, along with 21 quick response teams (QRT).
The Supreme Court has passed an order allowing firecrackers only from 8pm to 10pm, and the police will see to it that the order is followed.
For immersion, 34 ghats have been identified. These would be manned by police personnel too, and would have CCTV arrangements. Watchtowers will be built too for the purpose of security. Immersion will start on November 7 and continue till November 10.
At 29 of the ghats, there will be disaster management teams of Kolkata Police. There will be river traffic rescue teams at every ghat. Last but not the least there will be police pickets at 255 spots along various immersion routes.