Former Mayor, now “administrator” of KMC, Firhad Hakim, asks for a week to bring services back to normal
Following the devastation across Kolkata caused by Cyclone Amphan, the civic authorities have started restoring basic civic services in the city, but the damage caused have been huge and services are far from getting back to normal.
Under this backdrop, former Mayor, now “administrator” of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation Firhad Hakim, has asked seven days from the people in the city to restore services back to its normal.
Many parts of the city is faced with acute shortage of drinking water and power failure due to the cyclone. Over 5000 trees are said to have been uprooted across the metro causing extensive damage to the green cover of the city and blocking roads in several areas. The exact number of trees uprooted is yet to be ascertained.
Nearly 2,500 electric posts have been damaged, leading to massive power cuts across the city. Damaged water lines, electric posts, street lighting will have to be rebuilt. At several points in the city, people even resorted to protests due to drinking water shortage.
Firhad Hakim held meeting with officials of several departments including CESE, police, disaster management, power, gardening and solid waste management departments of the KMC on restoration and rebuilding work.