July 22, 2014
Trinamool`s cleaning force restore 21 July rally site to normalcy within hours, Kolkata Police ensure smooth traffic flow
Dharmatala was back to normalcy withinhours after the massive Maa, Mati, Manush Dibas rally ended. A team led byparty MP Mr Subrata Bakshi and MLA Tapas Roy supervised the whole process ofcleaning with a force of three thousand cleaners, employed under the 100 Days WorkScheme. The cleaning party was aided by KMC and its road cleaning machinery.By evening, the whole Esplanade East was spic and span and showed no signs oflitters like food packets, water bottles etc.
Earlier, the same procedure was adoptedafter the January 30 rally at Brigade.
The Kolkata Police did a commendable job tokeep the traffic flow normal, despite thousands of people moving towards therally site through different zones. With the experience of `man management` ,the Kolkata Police managed the crowd as well as the security of the VVIPs with ease.
The total crowd management, which wasdesignated to eight Joint Commissioners and twenty Deputy Commissioners of theKolkata Police, was done with much ease. Around 1800 vehicles carrying party supportershad reached Kolkata by 9 AM in the morning. This made the work easier and didnot clog the main roads. The parking of the cars at Strand Road, CentralAvenue, Hastings and other such places helped in making the main stretches ofthe roads movable.
The Kolkata Police were fully equipped withTrauma Ambulances and other such precautionary measures which came handy whensome supporters were taken ill.
While the rally was in progress, some partsof the Esplanade East were blocked but the Police force had informed the publicbeforehand about traffic restrictions. They also routed the traffic throughother roads.
The Kolkata Police took the help of 18CCTVs to control the situation and maintain a pace in the flow of traffic. Theaerial surveillance system of the Kolkata Police, Durdanto, kept a close eye over the rally site and adjoining areas.