The Kolkata Municipal Corporation has built seven permanent ghats and 44 temporary ones along 16 water bodies in the city for Chhath Puja celebrations. 

The permanent ghats are located in Nonadanga, near Fortis Hospital, and in Patuli. According to sources, the civic body would soon urge devotees to avoid the Rabindra Sarobar and the Subhas Sarobar lakes, keeping National Green Tribunal (NGT) directives in mind.

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The city administration, with the help of local ward coordinators, is reportedly trying to make arrangements for people to celebrate the festival locally.

A KMC official said, “We will encourage Chhath devotees to either observe Chhath Puja in the Ganga if it is close to their home or limit themselves to ghats temporarily built for Chhath Puja. It is pandemic time and we must avoid gatherings.”

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The Kolkata Municipal Corporation said it would appeal to people to observe the puja near their home and avoid large gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic.