Indian hill resort faces water shortage, hotels and locals ask tourists to stay away


Indian residents in Shimla waiting to collect drinking water as the city faces water shortage.
Indian residents in Shimla waiting to collect drinking water as the city faces water shortage.PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI - The hill town of Shimla, a popular tourist destination for those trying to get away from the heat in the plains, is in the midst of a water crisis so severe that locals are asking tourists to stay away.

Mr Gopal Aggarwal, a 73-year-old hotelier who runs Gulmarg Residency, has been contacting guests for the last couple of days asking them to chose a different destination.

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