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Army deployed in Amphan-ravaged Bengal to restore essential infrastructure

Five columns of Army have been deployed in Kolkata and North & South 24 Parganas districts, these three parts of Bengal reported maximum damage due to the cyclone

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BS Web Team & Agencies  |  Kolkata 

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Mangled remains of a bus after a tree fell on it, in Kolkata on Thursday.

The Army was deployed in Kolkata and neighbouring districts on Saturday for restorating essential infrastructure and services in the wake of the destruction caused by Amphan, a defence official said.

Five columns of the Army have been deployed in different parts of the city and North and South 24 Parganas districts, he said. These three parts of the state reported the maximum damage due to the

The deployment was made following a request by the government, according to the official.

"The has provided three columns to assist the Kolkata city administration in the aftermath of Amphan," he said.

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Army personnel equipped with road and tree clearance equipment were deployed at Tollygunge, Ballygunge and Behala in south Kolkata, he added.

Army columns were also deployed for restoration work at New Town in North 24 Parganas district and at Diamond Harbour in South 24 Parganas district, he said.

An Army column has 35 men, including officers and junior commissioned officers.

First Published: Sat, May 23 2020. 20:40 IST