Tribune News Service
Shimla, September 16
There will probably be no quarantine for these visiting Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur informed the Vidhan Sabha at present, stressing that the transfer was geared toward reviving the economic system and creating jobs.
While the trade is elated over the choice, most people apprehends that opening the borders at this juncture may result in an extra spurt within the Covid-19 circumstances. To allay such fears, the CM introduced that makeshift hospitals can be arrange at 5 locations — Shimla, Tanda, Nalagarh, Una and Nahan — for treating extreme and reasonable circumstances. There can be fewer quarantine centres, primarily in industrial belts, to cater to migrant labourers.
While a majority of businessmen welcomed the transfer, some identified on the “lack of preparedness” by the federal government. Rakesh Bansal, senior vice-president, Parwanoo Industries Association, stated: “There is no point curtailing economic activity. Livelihood is important.”
However, a sceptical Sanjay Sood, president of the Shimla Hotels Association, was unsure if the choice would assist revive tourism. “The tourism industry is ailing. We must be given soft loans,” demanded Mohinder Seth, president, Tourism Industry Stakeholders Association.