- Massive traffic snarl at Park Street, Mirza Galib Stret. Police resorted to mild lathicgarge to control crowed.
- Thousands cheered as the count down ended and the world entered 2016.
- Crowed overwhelmed malls like South City and City Center. DJ nights are on in various places like Flotel and PC Chandra Garden.
- Police has placed several CCTV cameras to monitor the merry makers.
- Police is keeping a strict vigil and have arrested 39 mischief-mongers so far
- Shopping Malls and restaurants are packed to the brim with people who came to celebrate the comping new year 2016.
- As thousands flocked Nicco Park, Park Street and other center in Kolkata, police beefed up security to thwart any unwanted situation.
Kolkata, Piku Mukherjee: Kolkata has various ways to celebrate the eve of a New Year. With the countdown of 2016 ticking, the city is now reveling in many ways. Kolkattans are soaking themselves in various moods and enjoying the festive spirit with ardent fervor and passion. Fireworks, lights and mad rush in the Park Street area also gear up the celebrating mood of Kolkata.
Partying wildly on New Year’s Eve, the Park Street keeps the restaurants rolling. But more than food, the bars of this gleeful avenue attract the party animals and revelers. But in this New Year’s Eve, many people want to give their pegs a farewell and to settle just for a wholesome meal. But the bacchanalian appetite of the majority Brown Sahibs does not want to be so religious. The boozing trend is followed by every year in recent times, where youth accustomed to the hard drinks rather than meals.
Huge crowd are expected in front of the bar-cum-restaurants in Park Street area. Bars like Magma, Olipub, Tantra and Oasis are overcrowded. Chicken steak, cello kebab, prawn cocktail, fish and chips, chicken marakesh, the all-time favourites at Peter Cat will be kept ready to serve.
But in other hand there is also a bad news for youths who love to enjoy at pubs and bars. The Bidhannagar and Barrackpore Police have announced the riot act to the pubs and restaurants dotting VIP Road, Dum Dum and Kalyani. They did not want to allow bars to stay open beyond 1 am. The Bidhan Nagar police will depute special cluster patrols to keep a vigilant eye on two-wheelers. Because of a far larger crowd converges upon Park Street area on the New Year’s Eve than in the localities like Bidhan Nagar, Dum Dum and Kalyani, the Kolkata Police has ‘willingly’ agreed to allow those nightly bars to stay open till 2 am.