Monday, February 28, 2005

A Washed Street in Kolkata


Photo 280
Originally uploaded by gopoo.
In the early 50s when we were living in the then Calcutta,the streets used to be regularly washed.Practically every street had a hydrant.A huge hosepipe would get connected to the hydrant and the street would get a thorough washing.Gone were those days as Calcutta fell into the pits.But then it is now rising like the proverbial phoenix from the ashes.Kolkata is changing.For the good.Streets are again being washed and the city certainly looks cleaner.No it did not rain on Friday morning when I was taking a walk on Ballygunge Circular Road.A huge municipal truck with automated jets had just cleaned the street.It was a bit late for me to take hold of my camera as the truck whizzed past.Anyway the telltale marks were left behind.