Siliguri, 07th September: The district administration has permitted to reopen hotels in Darjeeling and Kalimpong after being shut down for over 3 months.
The district administration directive stated that the decision was taken keeping in mind the difficulties being faced by hotel owners and people associated with the tourism industry. It further added that as of now, there is no problem in resuming tourism in the hills.
Traders associated with the tourism industry in both the districts are pleased with the directive of the state government. With permission to reopen hotels, tourists from different places will enter the Hill and the people will be able to earn their living after the prolonged lockdown, they added.
Chairman of Takdah Block Home Stay Association Norbu G. Lama highly commended the decision of the administration and stated that the operation of homestays will be resumed following all the instructions issued by the government.