When the rain falls, the best way to keep it out is to use calcuttans rain gear
Posted On July 19, 2021
A city official in Calcutta says he can see a lot of people walking around with rain gear, but the city is not prepared to deal with the flood.
In a recent press conference, the head of the Calcuttan Municipal Corporation (CMC), Gopal Kumar, said: “In Calcuttees rain gear … there are no instructions.
It is totally unprofessional, unscientific, and completely unscientimised.”
He also said that the gear has no purpose.
Mr Kumar, who is from Hyderabad and works for the CMC, has been trying to get the city to adopt the rain gear for the last 10 years.
“It is a matter of life and death.
What you need to do is get all the people to wear rain gear,” he said.
The rain gear is a piece of clothing that contains a rain jacket, rain trousers, rain socks, and a rain cap.
It is usually worn by people of lower income and vulnerable sections.
While the gear is mandatory, it does not require a permit.
It is also not clear how the city plans to enforce the gear.
“We don’t have a detailed plan on how to enforce it,” Mr Kumar said.
Mr Kumar also claimed that the CAC has been in contact with the Calabaras government and the State Electricity Board (SEB) and is also considering making the rain cap mandatory for everyone.
However, Mr Kumar did not provide details about the proposed regulation.
As the rains continue to fall, Mr Gopal says the city will be forced to rely on public transport.
According to the CIC, about 30,000 people are expected to take public transport by the end of the day.
At the end, the CCC chairman said that rain gear will not be mandatory in the city.
“I think there is enough rain gear in the world.
People should just wear rain clothes,” he added.