Kolkata: The Bengal administration has come up with a solution by introducing a WhatsApp number to provide help and assistance to the citizens, it is also for countering the 12-hour strike called by the BJP on Wednesday across the state.
Hence , if you or your dear ones are out on the streets during the bandh than please note and share the WhatsApp helpline number- 8902717191.
Earlier, the state government had introduce a WhatsApp number to know about the condition of the bridges in different districts across the state. Officials of the Municipal Affairs Department and Urban Development have already started their work on receiving data and photos from the citizens on the WhatsApp.
However, for the first time WhatsApp app will be used as a means of communication between the state government and the commoners when they are in danger. State Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari said that separate control room has been opened for districts and city Kolkata. The helpline number is 224207878.
The minister said, “Buses will be plied from 5am. Additional 500 buses will run on the street on this day. Additional 40 trams will run across the state. There will be additional 20 vessels on the water routes. ”Although the commoners are in fear for any trouble during the bandh but the state government had notified all its employees to attend respective offices and departments countering the bandh.On Monday, the audit department of state government’s finance sector has issued a notification. One thing is cleared from the notice that Mamata government will try hard to counter the BJP called bandh on Tuesday. The notice was signed by Finance Secretary Hari Krishna Dwivedi. According to the notice there will be no ‘casual leave’ available for the absence.
There will be no holidays in the first or second half of that day. No other holiday will be available on that day. Even a day before and after the bandh the state government employees have to attend the office and it’s mandatory.