Kolkata to deploy cranes, barges to streamline immersionOctober 5th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 5 (IANS) The Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) will deploy heavy-duty cranes and barges to clear the river quickly after the immersion of the idols of Goddess Durga Thursday.
“The Calcutta High Court has recently directed KoPT and Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) to clear the river after the immersion of idols,” KoPT Chairman M.L. Meena told IANS here Wednesday.
“Accordingly, we held a joint-meeting with KMC officials,” he said. “We will press into action heavy-duty cranes and barges. We have engaged an agency which will use cranes. The entire cost will be borne by KoPT.”
The cranes will be used to lift the idols and immerse them in the river water for the customary dip. Following that, the cranes will lift the idols again and drop them on barges near the river bank.
The barges and cranes will be deployed at Babughat and Judges Ghat. At these two places, around half of the idols of major Durga Puja organisers are immersed.
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