Kolkata Police seeks Eden Gardens' facility to set up quarantine unit

The decision was arrived at in a meeting with the CAB officials held at the Kolkata Police headquarters in Lal Bazaar on Friday.

It has been decided that under galleries of E, F, G and H blocks would be used to set up the facilities.   -  FILE PHOTO/K.R. DEEPAK

The Kolkata Police has urgently requested the Cricket Association of Bengal to make use of the space under galleries to set up a makeshift quarantine facility for police personnel.

The decision was arrived at in a meeting with the CAB officials held at the police headquarters in Lal Bazaar on Friday. A joint inspection was then undertaken at the stadium in the presence of the Board's office bearers, including president Avishek Dalmiya and secretary Snehasish Ganguly.

It has been decided that the space under galleries of E, F, G and H blocks would be used to set up the facilities. In case, more space is required, J block might also be put to use. Such areas would be thoroughly segregated as a safety measure.

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Since the administrative functioning happens at Club House, adjacent blocks (B, C, D, K and L) would not be used, therefore allowing the Association to conduct its activities.

“It is our duty to help and support the administration in this hour of crisis. The quarantine facility would be used for Police personnel who are COVID warriors. The under galleries which would be used at E, F, G, H and J Blocks would be properly segregated and secured from the balance areas. The arrangement agreed between Kolkata Police and CAB would ensure that areas used for cricket and administrative Activities remain unaffected”, said CAB chief Dalmiya.

Meanwhile, the groundsmen and other staff would be shifted to the dormitories and other safer spaces in B, C, K and L blocks inside the stadium.

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