The railways are expecting a huge rush of tourist in Shimla on the eve of Christmas and New Year, so they have added extra two trains 14- seater rail motor car and five coach holiday special.Hotel and guesthouse owners are happy this time as they are hoping for a heavy rush of tourists on Christmas and New Year eves.
The district administration and HP Tourism Development Corporation has decided to start an entertainment carnival on The Ridge from December 25 to 31.
The president of Shimla Hoteliers and Restaurants Owners’ Association Harnam Kukreja said, “The booking orders are coming in from all over the country for Christmas and New Year.
“The occupancy rate has reached over 50 % so far, and it is going to be 100% for both Christmas and New Year Eve.”
The district authority is also facing a challenging task of handling the heavy traffic around Christmas and New Year. Dinesh Malhotra The Deputy Commissioner of Shimla said they had assigned five parking areas near Vidhan Sabha Road, Chaura Maidan, and Forest Road to board tourist vehicles, Trucks will be diverted to the Shimla and Shoghi bypass.