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.

Source: Aajkaal

After Durga Puja, Kali Puja immersion carnival to become another showpiece event

After the immense success of the Durga Puja immersion carnival, now another immersion carnival, or ‘bishorjon carnival’, has been conceived – for Kali Puja. This would be organised by Kolkata Police from next year, and it has the potential to become another success story.

During a recent meeting between Kolkata Police and Kali Puja organisers at Kala Mandir, this idea was agreed upon, as anything that is good and appreciated by people can take place again and again.

During the meeting, the Kolkata Police commissioner said that from this year, Kali Puja organisers can also avail the Aasaan app (like Durga Puja organisers) to get necessary clearances to organise Kali Puja.

The police requested organisers to spread awareness about the ‘Safe Drive, Save Life’ road safety awareness programme, for which they will provide hoardings.

The police also asked puja committees to take necessary steps so that pandal-hoppers do not face any trouble. With the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in full swing, many foreigners are also expected to visit Kali Puja pandals this year.


আগামী বছর থেকে সেরা কালী পুজো নিয়ে কার্নিভাল করবে কলকাতা পুলিশ

দুর্গাপুজোর মতো এবার সেরা কালীপুজো নিয়ে কার্নিভাল করতে চায় কলকাতা পুলিশ। আগামী বছর থেকেই এই কার্নিভাল শুরু করতে চান কলকাতা পুলিশ কর্তারা।

কলামন্দিরে শহরের কালীপুজো কমিটিগুলির সঙ্গে পুলিশের বৈঠক হয়। অনেক কালীপুজো কমিটি এই কার্নিভালের দাবি জানান। পুলিশ কমিশনার জানান, “দুর্গাপুজোর মতো কালীপুজোর মন্ডপেও -সেফ ড্রাইভ সেভ লাইফ- থিম চালু করুন। এর পাশাপাশি শহরে এখন চলছে যুব বিশ্বকাপ। সেই কারণে প্রচুর বিদেশী শহরে এসেছেন, তাই, দুর্গাপুজোর মতো কালী পুজোতেও ফুটবলের থিম রাখুন।”

এই বৈঠকে কলকাতা পুরসভা, সিইএসসি, রাজ্য দূষণ নিয়ন্ত্রণ পর্ষদ এবং দমকলের প্রতিনিধিরাও উপস্থিত ছিলেন। দুর্গাপুজোর মতো কালী পুজোতেও এবার থেকে সেরা পুজো বাছতে প্রতিযোগিতার ব্যবস্থা করবে কলকাতা পুলিশ।

Source: Millennium Post