Srinagar: A hotel here threw open its doors for tourists stranded in Kashmir in the wake of tensions between India and Pakistan, which led to closure Srinagar airport for civilian flights on Wednesday. Also Read - PM Imran Khan Approves Chemical Castration of Rapists in Pakistan, Law Soon to be Presented in Parliament
“We are offering free accommodation and food for all those tourists who have got stranded in Kashmir due to the prevailing situation,” Sheikh Bashir Ahmad, chairman of The Kaiser Hotel, told PTI. Ahmad said his hotel, located at Jawahar Nagar in the heart of the city, has 30 rooms. Also Read - India’s Ban on 43 Chinese Apps May Affect Beijing’s Digital Silk Route Ambitions | Here’s How
“Everyone is welcome and they can stay with us till the situation improves so that they can go home,” he added.
While the number of tourists in Kashmir was not known immediately, they got stranded due to the closure of the airport and the highway. Also Read - Nepal: Five Elderly People Returning from India Killed in Road Mishap
Operations at the Srinagar airport have resumed “as of now”, Aviation watchdog DGCA said. The Srinagar-Jammu national highway is closed in view of the damage caused to the road by the landslides over the past few days.