Tourists cancel old city sightseeing due to restrictions

July 14, 2017 0 Comments CITY 169 Views

On Thursday when old city imposed restriction, the tourists had to cancel their planned visit to old city.
Many tourists as per the travel agents were supposed to tour to old city since last two days, which they deffered due to the restriction imposed by the authorities.
With this, the tourists who are staying at different destination in the city remained indoors.
Boulevard which is the famous lodging area for the tourists witnessed minimum tourist movement as paramilitary forces were deployed in huge number who were conducting random searches of the vehicles.
Majority of the shops across Dalgate and the Shikarawalas in the dal lake had closed their operations for the day due to which the tourists complained of facing immense inconveniences.
The tourists said despite spending huge amount for the Kashmir trip, their visit has not been productive due to therestriction laid by the authorities.
“We are on three days visit to Kashmir, but as now the whole Kashmir is shut today we could move out of our hotel rooms. Today we were scheduled to tour the down town areas but the authorities are not allowing any vehicles to pass through the area,” said a group of tourists.
The authorities had also imposed restriction in old city areas which is housing many hotels, thus restrictionthe tourist movement.
Meanwhile tourism players said that they had to face huge losses due to uncertainty in the situation. “Every time we have to face such situations when the authorities create hurdles in our way. We have asked the tourists to avoid oldcity tour for the day. Still those who are staying in old city areas have been advised to stay indoors,” said a tour operator.

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