India, May 23 -- West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday described chief minister Mamata Banerjee's decision to seek the army's deployment to restore infrastructure in Kolkata damaged by cyclone Amphan as "a good move".

"A good move @MamataOfficial to seek support and assistance of Army. These are trying time and appeal to people to keep calm. Authorities must restore connectivity, electricity and other services at the earliest," Dhankhar tweeted.

The Defence Ministry on Saturday sanctioned five columns of the army to restore infrastructure in state capital Kolkata following a request by the state government.

The army was also deployed in North and South 24 Parganas districts which have been badly hit by the cyclone, a Defenc...