With the rejuveating tourism on New Year the police department is making special efforts for the tourists. Tourists are thronging the tourists towns of Nainital, Kausani, Almora, Chaukori and Munsiyari to bask in the bright sun as the Terai region in northern India is still reeling under fog.
According to reports received from the tourist town of Nainital, a large number of tourists have reached the town from Terai region to bask in the bright sun and celebrate the New Year as the hotels, motels and resorts have been decorated by owners to welcome tourists’ inflow. “We have been expecting more than 80 per cent occupancy in hotel rooms in the town on the day, but received only 60 per cent as this day fell in the midweek when tourists largely don’t get leave,” said Kamla Jagati, spokesman of Hotel Owners Association in Nainital.
In the temple town of Almora, tourists, though in limited number, have come to visit the temples of Jageswar, Katarmal and local city temples, which have historical significance. “We are organising cultural programmes on the occasion to entertain tourists coming to the town and making special arrangements for their visits to selected cultural sites,” said Almora District Magistrate VK Suman.
In Pithoragarh town, strict police arrangements have been made for safety of commoners and tourists against those who create trouble for commoners as drinks and other intoxicants are used in the day in large quantity. “To give message of safety and traffic discipline, we organised a mega police show last evening on motorbikes which passed through the town and sent out a message of police’s seriousness on maintaining order on the occasion,” said Pithoragarh SP RL Sharma.
The town of Munsiyari is full of tourists from across the country as almost all the hotels, motels and resorts in and around the town have already been booked a week back. “We have bright snow and a bright view of all five peaks of Panchachuli peaks in the Himalayas. Tourists’ bookings have resulted in filling of all hotel rooms to capacity for the day and almost a week after that,” said Devendra Singh, a hotel owner in Munsiyari town.
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