Kolkata (West Bengal), May 23 -- : The Indian Army has taken up restoration work in Kolkata on the request of the state government. The cyclone Amphan caused extensive damage in several regions of West Bengal claiming 86 lives.

"The Army personnel have undertaken restoration work at South Avenue in Kolkata," said Defence spokesperson in Kolkata.

"Based on the request from the Government of West Bengal, the Indian Army has provided five columns to assist the Kolkata city civil administration in the aftermath of the cyclone. Five columns have been deployed by Army at Tollygunge, Ballygunge, Rajarhat/New Town, Diamond Harbour, Behala. We are equipped with road and tree-clearance equipment," the spokesperson added.

Earlier, the West Bengal ...