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SHARP HIKE IN AIRFARE MAY BRING DOWN WINTER TOURISM IN KASHMIR

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Heavy snowfall in the Valley has led to the closure of the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, leaving needy people to book air tickets at prices as high as Rs. 18,000.

One such traveller who had to book a ticket from Delhi to Srinagar at Rs. 14,000. Mr Ahmed earns Rs. 8,000 but did not have any other option as he had to attend his mother’s funeral in Srinagar.

“Now I have to work for three months to repay the debt for the ticket. I have taken a loan to buy ticket. I cannot afford it but because of mother I had to do whatever it takes to reach here,” he said.

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