Army and NDRF teams on Sunday helped forest department and civic agencies to urge cyclone-ravaged West Bengal back on its feet.
The teams reached areas likes Salt Lake, Behala and Golpark within the morning to clear the arterial and other link roads blocked by uprooted trees.
Army personnel equipped with road and tree clearance equipment started performing at Roy Bahadur Road and Parnashree in Behala, Ballygunge in south Kolkata and Salt Lake area, a Defence official said.
The Army was deployed in Kolkata and neighbouring districts on Saturday, hours after the West Bengal government sought its help and other support for immediate restoration of essential infrastructure and services within the state ravaged by Cyclone Amphan.
Five columns of the military were deployed in several parts of the town and North and South 24 Parganas districts, a Defence official said.
These three parts of the state reported the utmost damage thanks to the cyclone which claimed 86 lives, flattened homes and damaged crops.
The Forest department and therefore the Kolkata Municipal Corporation have also engaged their staffers the road clearance work.
Electricity and water system remained affected in many parts of the town.
Agitated residents blocked roads in several areas in south Kolkata on Saturday, demanding restoration of electricity and water system which aren’t available since Wednesday afternoon.
In places like Mudiali in south Kolkata, locals stepped in with saws to clear roads blocked by uprooted trees.
Mobile and internet services were restored in some areas of the town whilst many places in South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas and East Midnapore remained stop.