JK should pitch for LPG quota increase: Hoteliers' Club
'Blocking social networking sites sends wrong signal to tourists'
Srinagar, Oct 2: Expressing concern over cap on the number of subsidized LPG cylinders and subsequent problems being faced by common people due to shortage of cooking gas, Mushtaq Ahmad Chaya, Chairman Hoteliers Club today urged the centre government to provide “special concession to people of J&K and increase the number of subsidized LPG cylinders.”
Chaya castigated the state government for blocking social networking like facebook and youtube.
“It sends wrong signal to people intending to visit Kashmir. It is not understandable as to why the state government acts in haste. When no other government in the country has blocked social networking sites, why only our government has blacked them,” he asked.
Talking to reporters, Chaya said: “State government should pitch for increase in quota of subsidized cylinders as valley faces topographical disadvantages and for most part of the year remains under cold weather.”
“Common people are suffering and Hoteliers club being a guild of hoteliers, I feel it is our moral responsibility to raise our concerns before concerned quarters so that the people don’t suffer,” he said.
He urged the state government to provide round the clock power supply to hotels particularly at tourist spots during the winter months.
“We throughout the year promote tourism sector but are let down when there is no electricity here particularly during winter. We feel ashamed in front of tourists, so in order to save tourism fraternity from such disgrace government should provide uninterrupted power supply to hotels and other tourist places,” Chaya said.
Chaya expressed his happiness over the tourism arrivals so far. “This year we had good season but we should not become complacent and we need to work hard in future to promote brand ‘Kashmir’,” he told people belonging to tourism fraternity.
Chaya was speaking at the executive meeting of Hoteliers club in which members of the club discussed many issues pertaining to the tourism sector.
Musadiq Shaw, Secretary General, Hoteliers club on the occasion said : “State government should provide better infrastructural facilities like better roads, communication facility, etc. so that the tourists don’t face any inconvenience .”
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