Jaipur: Mount Abu remained closed for the third consecutive day on Friday as part of a bandh called by Abu Sangharsh Samiti in support of its demand for approving building bylaws in the town. The organizations supporting the bandh warned that the town would remain closed until their demands were met.
The tourism sector in this only hill station of Rajasthan is suffering due to the bandh. Tea stalls, restaurants, vegetable shops and other commercial establishments have remained closed over the past three days. The transport system has also come to a standstill. Popular tourists destination such as Guru Sikhar, Nakki Lake
The tourists coming to the town are facing several problems.
“I am doing rounds of the market looking for snacks, but everything is closed. I have been in Mount Abu for the past three days. I will have to leave now if the markets don’t open,” said Rahul Makkar, a resident of Gurugram.
The organizations supporting the bandh are demanding that the building bylaws be approved immediately. The local municipal authorities are trying to placate the agitating traders and residents that the approval process is in the final stage and it is taking time because Mount Abu falls under Eco Sensitive Zone. The Gazette notification will be issued soon, the officials said.
First published: October 5, 2018