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AJHLA calls for financial package for hospitality industry – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism


Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Jan 30: All Jammu Hotels and Lodges Association has demanded a financial package for the hospitality industry, which has been hit hard by the Covid pandemic.
At a meeting of the officers of the Association, held here today, AJHLA President Inderjeet Khajuria expressed his resentment for showing motherly treatment by the government towards the tourism sector, in particular the hotel industry.
“Despite huge losses due to the Covid pandemic coupled with lockdowns, the hospitality industry has not received any government support,” he said.
Pawan Gupta, President of the Association, expressed deep concern over the deteriorating conditions of hoteliers in Jammu who have been badly affected by the onslaught of two waves of COVID-19 and are unable to bear the burden of the third. Wave more blockage charge.
“As far as the hospitality industry is concerned, the closures imposed these days are not the weekend but a week for the hospitality industry inviting the cancellation of reservations and setting occupancy down to a zero figure and causing lot of hardship for stakeholders to earn a living,” he said and called on the government to rescue this starving industry by granting a financial package to the budget hotel industry and exempting it from all government charges ie electricity, water, municipal charges until Jammu and Kashmir becomes Covid free.
The Association pointed out that during the first wave of the Covid pandemic, the hospitality industry received a meager waiver of fixed water and electricity charges, but no relief was provided during of the second and third waves of the pandemic.
Other officers present at the meeting included ML Sharma, Pritam Sharma, Anil Khajuria, HS Manhas, Baldev Raj, Sunil Suri, Swarn Singh, Sankul Gupta, Manpreet Singh, Varun Gupta and Nishant Gupta.