October 8, 2018
Kolkata Police unveils guidemap for Durga Puja 2018
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. The CP 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.
As of October 3, 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. The CP also informed that they have a plan to transmit live streaming from selected puja pandals of the city.
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.