Tourists, hoteliers rue closure of Srinagar-Sonamarg road
Ganderbal, Mar 25: Hundreds of domestic as well foreign tourists have been returning back to Srinagar after being disappointed to reaching to the choice destination of Sonamarg since the road beyond Gagengeer has been closed for repair work.
Barricades have been erected to stop the vehicles to move towards Sonamarg forcing tourists to go back.
Apart from tourists, hoteliers have been criticising the move to close the road.
The hoteliers told Greater Kashmir that the business has been affected because of the closure of the road at Gagengeer.
“Nobody comes here in winter and our hotels, shops and the cafeterias remain closed. We have just these four months of business here but the closure of the road at Gageengeer which is only two kilometers from Sonamarg has a negative impact on our business,” said a hotelier.
District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Syed Ifthikhar-ul-Hassnain Bari told Greater Kashmir that they will survey the condition of the road in a day or two and the road will be declared open or closed after a thorough survey. “They have not surveyed the road condition yet,” he admitted.
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