Kolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) on Saturday did a commendable job to clean up the road in and around Esplanade where lakhs of Trinamool Congress supporters from all parts of the state had assembled for the Martyrs’ Day programme. The elaborate arrangements by the civic body’s Solid Waste Management (SWM) department ensured that the road was restored to its normal condition in terms of cleanliness in less than an hour after the rally ended. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”We had pressed 4 mechanical sweepers and as many as 7 mobile compactor machines. The usual normal garbage carrying handcarts and some battery-operated cleaning vehicles were also deployed for the purpose along with a number of sweepers for physical cleaning,” Debabrata Majumder, Member Mayor-in-Council (SWM) said. It was noticed that immediately after the programme ended at around 2.20 pm, the civic body started cleaning up the stretch. Senior TMC leaders including Firhad Hakim and Subrata Bakshi appealed to the party supporters over the microphone to vacate the place quickly to ensure that the cleaning operations could begin immediately.