Once a summer capital and even now a hit among the tourists, Shimla is now unfortunately facing an acute water crisis.
So much so that local residents are complaining of taps going dry for the seventh consecutive day.
Also, the Mall Road which is frequented by tourists is witnessing long queues for water since daybreak.
The issue had become explosive which is why the Himachal Pradesh High Court took cognizance and intervened.
Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur also assured that he is looking into the matter.
He said that the so some crucial review meetings have been convened and that his government is tackling the situation.
Local residents of Shimla have been active on Twitter, asking tourists to stay away. Hoteliers in Shimla have admitted there have been cancellations at the peak of the tourist season.
Such is the resentment that the locals protested, raised slogans late last night in front of the Chief Minister’s residence.
Protesting residents also blocked the Shimla-Kalka road.
Most acute problem facing areas are that of Kasumpati, Chhota Shimla, Vikasnagar, Patyog, Kangna Dhar, New Shimla and Panthaghati.>