Kolkata: Around 1,800 guests have visited the country’s first hanging restaurant which has come up as a major joint in Kolkata in the past three weeks.Firhad Hakim, Mayor of Kolkata and the state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister, inaugurated the restaurant in New Town on February 9. It is a part of the Biswa Bangla Gate which was inaugurated by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from the dais of the 43rd Kolkata International Book Fair on January 31. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThere are 72 seats in the restaurant. The fine dining restaurant will be kept open from 7 pm to 10 pm after entry to the Biswa Bangla Gate is closed for the public. The viewing gallery will remain open from 12 noon to 5 pm and visitors will have to buy entry tickets online. They will be allowed to stay there for an hour. Around 4,800 people have visited the viewing gallery since February 1. The waiters will come to the tables and take the order on Ipads. A copy of the order will go to the kitchen which is housed on the ground floor while the other will go for billing. There is a service lift to carry the food to the restaurant as well. Special lightings have been made to give a different feel. Battery-powered candles are there to give a candlelight dinner ambience. Wi-fi connection is free. A garden will be set up to increase the green cover in areas surrounding the Biswa Bangla Gate. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe visitors’ gallery is around 25 metres above the ground. Visitors can use the lifts on one side of the gate to reach the gallery and the cafeteria. The visitors’ gallery along with the cafeteria is surrounded by glass, which will be part of the wall. The construction of the Gate has involved around 70 tonne of steel. The idea of the gallery has been conceived from the Eiffel Tower in Paris, while the cafeteria has been inspired by the hanging cafeteria of Malaysia.