BH CORRESPONDENT: Kolkata: The cops are braving the heat, and working day and night to fight against the coronavirus. And Kolkata Police is also spreading awareness about the pandemic by singing songs, even the iconic Bela Bose song by Anjan Dutt got a COVID-19 twist by the talented cops. And to boost the enthusiasm of the men and to see that they don’t go empty stomach, Kolkata Police commissioner Anuj Sharma recently inaugurated a mobile canteen for the police personnel amid lockdown.
Soon after the nationwide lockdown started, the on-duty police personnel have begun to face inconveniences when it comes to drinking water, tea and snacks as the roadside tea stalls and snacks corners are closed. Some of them fell sick due to the heat and severe dehydration.
The police top brass in Lalbazar Police Headquarters, therefore, made availability of food and water to the cops on the road, through the mobile canteen, during the lockdown period to the cops who are deployed on the road for duty.
The mobile canteen inaugurated by the police commissioner will reach every point of the city where the police personnel including the traffic police are posted. “Now there will be one such mobile canteen but in future the number will be increased,” said a senior police officer at Lalbazar.
Snacks, cakes, sweets, water and tea will be available for the cops from this canteen free of cost.