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Published on : Saturday, August 31, 2013
News reports on Uttarakhand flood created concern among travelers and thus they preferred to avoid travelling to the region and surrounding areas. This has led a far reaching impact on Indian tourism. Tourism of north India has been suffering considerably.
CM Vijay Bahuguna at a seminar titled ‘Resurgent Uttarakhand’ said that the hype created around the calamity scared tourists and they are even avoiding Dehradun, Rishikesh and Nainital while making their travelling plans, though these places have in no way been affected by the flood.
The CM gave a broad overview of how the state was planning to recover from the devastation. Bahuguna said the temple area in Kedarnath, which the floods had devastated and killed around 6,000 people besides stranding another one lakh, was safe and had been cleaned up for puja to restart from September 11.