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Hotels in Darjeeling will reopen from July 1; safety standards will have to be followed

Tourists will have to produce fitness certificate before stepping onto the hills, thorough screening mechanism has been put in place

Kolkata: Darjeeling, the queen of hills, is all set to welcome tourists from July 1 onwards, after three months since lockdown began due to Covid-19 outbreak. The hills survive on Tea, tourism and education. Covid-19, like elsewhere had paralyzed the economy in the hills. Hotels are out of business, restaurants, shopping markets are shut because of no tourists.

Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA), the autonomous administrative body for the hills of Darjeeling has formed a committee consisting of hotel owners, Political parties, district administration and police. In their last meeting, the committee has decided to reopen hotels for tourism purpose to revive the economy. Hotel owners are advised to strictly follow the standard operating protocols as per the guidelines of the central government.

"We welcome the decision. Tourism is the backbone of the hills. We are all concerned about the virus but the livelihood has to be saved too. The hotel owners have decided to open their doors again and people across the country are most welcome. It's not a risk but prudent call we are taking", said Binay Tamag, GJM leader and chief of GTA.

Hotels in Darjeeling will reopen from July 1; safety standards will have to be followed

Tourists will have to produce fitness certificate before stepping onto the hills, thorough screening mechanism has been put in place

Kolkata: Darjeeling, the queen of hills, is all set to welcome tourists from July 1 onwards, after three months since lockdown began due to Covid-19 outbreak. The hills survive on Tea, tourism and education. Covid-19, like elsewhere had paralyzed the economy in the hills. Hotels are out of business, restaurants, shopping markets are shut because of no tourists.

Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA), the autonomous administrative body for the hills of Darjeeling has formed a committee consisting of hotel owners, Political parties, district administration and police. In their last meeting, the committee has decided to reopen hotels for tourism purpose to revive the economy. Hotel owners are advised to strictly follow the standard operating protocols as per the guidelines of the central government.

"We welcome the decision. Tourism is the backbone of the hills. We are all concerned about the virus but the livelihood has to be saved too. The hotel owners have decided to open their doors again and people across the country are most welcome. It's not a risk but prudent call we are taking", said Binay Tamag, GJM leader and chief of GTA.

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