Tourist sites, parks and zoos will be closed until January 15 | Calcutta News


Calcutta: The state on Sunday decided to close all entertainment parks, zoos and tourist sites in the state until January 15, from now on.
Eco Park in New Town, which saw huge attendance over Christmas and January 1, will remain closed until January 15. It will be the same for Nicco Park.
Victoria Memorial Hall has decided to close the museum, along with its lawns, until further notice. Indian Museum, Science City, and Birla Industrial & Technological Museum will also be closed until January 15.
The Birla Planetarium, however, has yet to take a call. Sources said they are evaluating it because it could operate at 50% capacity, as auditoriums, theaters and movie theaters have been allowed to do so. “We have been operating at 50% of our capacity from the start, although the capacity was increased to 70% earlier,” said an official.
Alipore Zoo, which also saw a lot of people last week, will be closed to the public until January 15 according to the government order.
Speaking about the forest, a senior department official said that although no orders have been issued so far, they may suspend operations from Monday same. He said shrines and national parks, however, are not considered typical tourist areas.
According to the order, the Shibpur Botanical Garden, Howrah, will also remain closed for the time being.
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