SRINAGAR, April 9 -- On the directions of Director Tourism Kashmir, Raja Yaqoob Farooq, the Tourism department today conducted enforcement drives at various tourism destinations viz. Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Srinagar, and Doodhpathri to take stock of services extended to tourists.

On the occasion, special focus was laid on curbing the menace of skyrocketing hotel accommodation charges, unilateral fixation of hotel and guest house rates, renewal and registration of hospitality facilities, safe sanitation parameters, parity of logistic charges vis-a-vis services rendered, and a lot of other issues.

Various unregistered tourism service providers were also asked to register themselves with the tourism department.

Moreover, a fine to the tune of ...