Houseboat owners demand increase in LPG cap
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Dec 14: The Houseboat Owners’ Association today urged state government and oil companies to increase the cap on subsidized LPG cylinders for houseboats.
“It is very difficult for us to cater to our daily gas requirements and provide facilities to the visitors. Even most of the members of our community are without requisite documents and getting LPG cylinders for them is very hectic,” said Muhammad Rafiq Karnai, Secretary Houseboat Owners Association.
“We have already registered bookings from customers and travel agents, but now we are finding to difficult to manage costs as commercial gas cylinders cost much more than subsidized cylinders. We can’t increase prices as it would send wrong signal to tourists,” Karnai said.
Meanwhile, HBOA urged the state government to impress upon oil companies to give some sort of exemption to houseboats as their whole business is dependent on hospitality of tourists.
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