Lucknow: A day after police imposed restrictions on the city on the eve of New Years celebrations, young people who want to celebrate away from home have come up with an innovative idea for relaxing with friends.
Instead of partying outdoors or in clubs, these young people in small groups have booked rooms in hotels to welcome the New Year. They say booking rooms is safer, there is no risk of getting infected, and no one will break the rules of the nighttime curfew.
While some have booked rooms in top hotels, others have opted for resorts on the outskirts. Room charges vary from Rs 2,500 to Rs 10,000 for one night.
âI booked a room in a hotel near the river, I selected the room with the best view. My friends and I will be celebrating New Years Eve there, âsaid Kevin Julius, Engineer.
Likewise, management student Tripti Singh and her friends will be partying in a hotel on the outskirts.
âEvery year we used to party in Hazratganj, but this time, because of the nighttime curfew, we can’t do it. As most of the decent hotels in the city are already booked, we decided to go for a hotel on Sitapur Road which also suited our pockets, âshe said.
âInstead of partying outside, we booked a hotel in Hazratganj. This will give us more privacy and security, we are confident that those who party with us in the hotel room are not infected, âsaid Shubham Jaiswal, a private executive.