Hotel business suffers in Ahmedabad, hopes to bounce back

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Ahmedabad, Aug 4 : Hotels in Ahmedabad wear a deserted look a week after serial blasts rocked the city.

High alert has been sounded across the city and people are being increasingly frisked. As a result, even the residents prefer to stay back in their homes.

People have cancelled their business appointments in the city, and the otherwise bustling hotels rooms are awaiting occupants.

But hotel owners have not lost hope and expect to bounce back soon. They said that the city has commerce in its blood and cannot stay away from it for long.

"On an average, on a daily basis, cancellation as affected about ten rooms. So, on an average, about a lakh a day has been lost for the last five to seven days. I don't think you can take it as a loss. It is postponement of this kind of a business of source.ome might not come but a majority of them will come back," said Anil Rathore, General Manager of one of the hotels in Ahmedabad.

A series of 17 bombs ripped through Ahmedabad on July 26 killing 49 and injuring several people, a day after bombs killed one woman in the IT hub of Bangalore. By Uday Adhvaryu

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