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Authorities seal three Murree hotels for jacking up room rents

Owners were charging Rs20,000 for hotel rooms during snow storm whose fares are Rs4000 on normal days

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Authorities have sealed three Murree hotels for jacking up room rents following the January 8 tragedy.

As being reported, the three hotels have been sealed by the authorities following an inquiry against the hotels for jacking up the rents in snowstorm-hit Murree.

Murree was declared calamity hit following the death of at least 23 people after heavy snow trapped them in their vehicles as tens of thousands of visitors thronged the city over the weekend.

Several tourists had filed complaints that accommodation charges were raised from Rs6,000 to Rs70,000 per room.

People who were stranded in  Murree also complained of increased prices of food items amid the severe weather conditions.

“Owners were charging Rs20,000 for hotel rooms whose fares are Rs4000 on normal days. Locals were charging Rs5000 to drag cars out of snow, a tourist who returned safely from Murree told the news outlet.

Citizens took to social media irked by the behavior of Murree’s hotel owners during the blizzard hit conditions.

While hashtag #BoycottMurree has been trending on social media,

 

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.