Aurangabad leaders demand 50% attendance cap at monuments and tourist spots instead of full closure
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan ShirazAurangabad
Leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party, All India Majlis-e-Itthehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and the ruling Shiv Sena on Tuesday demanded that attendance caps be placed at monuments and tourist sites in the Aurangabad region instead of to shut them down amid a surge of Covid -19 cases. In a letter to Maharashtra Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray, Shiv Sena spokesperson Amabadas Danve called for restrictions, like a 50% attendance cap, on these venues instead of a complete closure , while AIMIM Lok Sabha MP Imtiaz Jaleel and BJP MP Atul Save spoke on similar lines.
Danve said the fortunes of the tourism sector were currently improving when the Omicron variant surfaced and posed obstacles. “We can impose restrictions so that social distancing can be maintained. Many families in Aurangabad depend on tourism. If we can keep wine shops and hotels open, there should be no problem letting people visit monuments. “, Save told PTI.
Jaleel tweeted that knee-jerk reactions like the closure of monuments for tourists would hugely affect the sector. If weddings can take place with attendance limits, why can’t these venues stay open with similar restrictions, he asked.
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