Organising college fests may be banned at the Nazrul Mancha in South Kolkata from now onwards.
A choice to this result is being considered following the poor group administration at the fest arranged by Kolkata-based Gurudas College on Tuesday evening, in which playback singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, widely referred to as KK, executed in what became his last performance. The 53-year-old singer passed away right after completing the concert after suffering uneasiness.
A group of Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA), the controlling authority of Nazrul Mancha, led by KMDA’s Director General Supriyo Maiti checked the infrastructure of the venue on Wednesday mid-day.
The team suggested prohibiting college fests there, Kolkata Mayor and state Transport Minister Firhad Hakim informed on Wednesday evening.
It is learnt that although the capability of Nazrul Mancha is limited to 2,700 to 3,000, on Thursday night, a group of around 6,000 thronged the location, with numerous enjoying the show either sitting on the stairs or basing on the wings.
The KMDA group is of the opinion that the overcrowded place decreased the result of the air-conditioning equipments, creating suffocation.
According to Hakim, because of the enormous popularity of KK, young people was available in great deals to wacth the concert.
“The KMDA authorities have requested that the venue ought to not be allotted for college fests any more. They have additionally stated that several chairs of the location are located to be damaged after each college program as the crowd has a tendency to dance standing on them. Nonetheless, we are yet to take a final decision on this count,” claimed Hakim, that is additionally the KMDA Chairman by virtue being the Mayor.
Hakim, nonetheless, eliminated the malfunctioning of the air-conditioning equipments ay Nazrul Mancha.
“If a group more than double the ability goes into the location, what is the mistake of the devices,” he asked.