Kolkata braces for over 35 rallies including TMC chief Mamata Banerjee’s Sampriti Rally on Monday

  • 4,000 policemen will be deployed on Kolkata roads and several traffic diversions have been planned

Livemint
Published21 Jan 2024, 10:04 PM IST
On Monday, Kolkata will witness West Bengal chief minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee’s ‘Sampriti Rally’ and 35 other processions.
On Monday, Kolkata will witness West Bengal chief minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee’s ‘Sampriti Rally’ and 35 other processions.(Hindustan Times)

As Kolkata is bracing for over 35 rallies on Monday, the Kolkata Police in a massive security arrangement has taken several steps to prevent any untoward incidents in and around the city.

During the day, Kolkata will witness West Bengal chief minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee’s ‘Sampriti Rally’ and 35 other processions.

4,000 policemen will be deployed on city roads and several traffic diversions have been planned to ensure that commuters do not face problems, according to a report by PTI citing a senior officer.

The proposed rallies will pass through Bhowanipore, Camac Street, Sealdah, Garfa, Patuli, Sakuntala Park, and the port areas, it added. 

“Normally, we witness a heavy rush of office-goers on Mondays because it's the first day of the week. Tomorrow, since we have a large number of rallies, a decision has been made to deploy 4,000 policemen on the roads to ensure smooth traffic flow,” the officer said, as per the report. 

For TMC's ‘Sampriti Rally’, which will start around 3 pm from Hazra crossing and pass through Hazra Road and Syed Amir Ali Avenue to reach Park Circus Maidan, there will be two layers of security due to the presence of the Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.

To maintain the law and order, all the rallies will be videographed and policemen will accompany them.

To deal with any untoward situation in the city, additional forces have also been put on standby in each division under Kolkata Police jurisdiction.

“All police stations have been instructed to remain alert throughout the day. Police stations where pujas and rallies are scheduled have been asked to be extra cautious,” the officer told PTI

Most of the schools located along the rally routes in the city have either suspended classes or arranged for virtual classes to ensure that neither students nor teachers face any difficulties.

Catch all the Budget News , Business News , Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.

MoreLess
First Published:21 Jan 2024, 10:04 PM IST
HomeNewsIndiaKolkata braces for over 35 rallies including TMC chief Mamata Banerjee’s Sampriti Rally on Monday

Get Instant Loan up to ₹10 Lakh!

  • Employment Type

    Most Active Stocks

    Tata Steel

    160.30
    03:59 PM | 24 JUL 2024
    0.25 (0.16%)

    Bharat Electronics

    300.15
    03:52 PM | 24 JUL 2024
    -1.35 (-0.45%)

    NTPC

    392.55
    03:50 PM | 24 JUL 2024
    10.2 (2.67%)

    Federal Bank

    201.45
    03:58 PM | 24 JUL 2024
    3.45 (1.74%)
    More Active Stocks

    Market Snapshot

    • Top Gainers
    • Top Losers
    • 52 Week High

    Castrol India

    270.60
    03:56 PM | 24 JUL 2024
    24.05 (9.75%)

    HBL Power Systems

    648.35
    03:58 PM | 24 JUL 2024
    54.6 (9.2%)

    ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company

    693.90
    03:49 PM | 24 JUL 2024
    56.3 (8.83%)

    Borosil Renewables

    560.70
    03:57 PM | 24 JUL 2024
    42.45 (8.19%)
    More from Top Gainers

    Recommended For You

      More Recommendations

      Gold Prices

      • 24K
      • 22K
      Bangalore
      71,412.00-3,783.00
      Chennai
      70,716.00-4,406.00
      Delhi
      70,716.00-4,332.00
      Kolkata
      70,716.00-4,845.00

      Fuel Price

      • Petrol
      • Diesel
      Bangalore
      102.86/L0.00
      Chennai
      100.78/L0.03
      Kolkata
      104.95/L0.00
      New Delhi
      94.72/L0.00
      OPEN IN APP
      HomeMarketsPremiumInstant LoanBudget