#Boycott Murree becomes trend on Twitter, netizens lash out at hoteliers

By: News Desk
Published: 12:03 PM, 10 Jan, 2022
#Boycott Murree becomes trend on Twitter, netizens lash out at hoteliers
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The #Boycott Murree has become a trend on twitter where the social media users are lambasting the hoteliers of the hilly resort who tried to fleece the trapped tourists by demanding high fares during Friday’s fierce blizzard in which 23 daytrippers froze to death, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Monday.

The twitterati were of the view that the hotel owners showed an extreme kind of apathy by capitalizing on people’s miseries as they raised rates of hotel rooms up to Rs50,000 for one night. The prices of other eatable items were also jumped exorbitantly as an egg was being sold for Rs500. Even locals charged money for pushing the trapped vehicles of the helpless tourists. They charged Rs1,500 for small cars and Rs3,000 for big cars.

According to netizens, not only the city administration but the hoteliers too showed their ugly face. A deluge of angry posts and videos could be seen on the social media platform.

A tourist said that a hotel room that was usually cost Rs3,000 was available for Rs40,000. The hotel owners charged Rs1,000 for turning on heater for just an hour.