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Organisers play spoilsport at New Year party

Mumbai: Thousands of revellers were left high and dry at the New Year eve party that was to take off on the premises of a suburban hotel apparently due to mismanagement by organisers.Revellers alleged that
PTI January 01, 2014 8:15 IST
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Mumbai: Thousands of revellers were left high and dry at the New Year eve party that was to take off on the premises of a suburban hotel apparently due to mismanagement by organisers.

Revellers alleged that unprofessional conduct of organisers left them in the lurch as the bash never started as promised though some music was played initially.

The crowd started gathering on the premises of hotel Tulip Star from around 8 PM but no proper arrangements were in place to issue passes to those who booked tickets online and members of crowd alleged that the party never started.

Rahul Gupta (26), who works at a private firm in Cuffe Parade area and the resident of Kharghar in Navi Mumbai, told PTI he has paid Rs 3800 for couple-entry but when he arrived at the spot at around 8:30 PM the party was not started and after a while guests were told that organisers have just run away.

“We are completely disappointed and leaving the place.

We hope police will help us to get our refund,” he said.  Samkit Mehta (22), an MBA student, said he came with his friend after paying Rs 8,000 but was completely disappointed as no party was happening there. “We had to leave without any celebration,” he said.

The ground was overcrowded and organisers were charging Rs 5,000 for those buying tickets on the spot, he alleged.

ACP Dattatreya Jadhav said organisers cheated revellers and the party discontinued midway.

“The capacity of the venue was 4000 but about 6000 to 7000 people turned up. We will initiate appropriate action against organisers,” he said.

Police said the revellers told them that they booked online with one Purplestone Entertainment for the bash.