• KMC cleans Prinsep Ghat after CM rebuke
    Times of India | 23 November 2022
  • KOLKATA: Kolkata Municipal Corporation swung into action on Tuesday to clean the mess around Prinsep Ghat, a day after CM Mamata Banerjee expressed her displeasure over the lack of upkeep in and around the ghat. Officials from KMC civil engineering and parks and gardens departments rushed to Prinsep Ghat and supervised a cleaning operation that lasted for hours. According to a senior official, the work to remove the logs of large trees that had been uprooted by Amphan was taken up as directed by mayor Firhad Hakim.

    Cleaning of the pathway along the ghat was also taken up. “Though we do cleaning of the ghat and the pathway regularly, sometimes these are left littered due to a section of the visitors who throw plastic wastes,” said a KMC official. He added that Prinsep Ghat is also used for performing religious rituals but the citizens leave behind materials for them to clean.

    TOI on Monday carried out a reality check at the ghat. It revealed that things had deteriorated compared to what they were only a couple of years ago. The ghats had accumulated garbage, and the battery-operated carts used by cops for patrolling the entire length were lying defunct.

    KMC officials also inspected Babughat to explore the possibilities of introducing a Ganga aarti as desired by the CM. According to a KMC official, the place could be utilized once Babughat was cleaned up.
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