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380 roads closed after fresh snowfall, marginal increase in tourist footfall in Shimla

Updated: Jan 20 2023 9:44PM

Shimla, Jan 20 (PTI) Parts of Himachal Pradesh, including Jakho peak in Shimla and adjoining areas of Kufri, received fresh snowfall on Friday, leading to a marginal increase in tourist footfall in the state capital, officials said.

The higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh witnessed light to moderate snowfall while intermittent rains occurred across the state under the influence of western disturbances, leading to the closure of 380 roads, they said.

The occupancy in hotels is expected to rise from the current 50 per cent to 70 to 80 per cent by Saturday as the snowfall is likely to increase the tourist rush on the weekend, said President of Tourism Industry Stakeholders’ Association M K Seth.

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