Hill towns are paying price for tremendous heat waves in plains.From last few days, north India is suffering from a heatwave also being summer vacations in schools people are moving to hill stations to spend a few days there. Every year, the extreme heat of the northern plains drives thousands of people to hill stations like Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), Nainital and Mussoorie (Uttarakhand). This year, nearly 15,000 vehicles have already entered Manali (Himachal Pradesh) and Shimla, clogging all approaching roads to these hill stations. This is unfortunate because these small hill stations and their delicate ecosystems cannot handle that many tourists.
Last year, Shimla suffered water crisis, and experts blamed it on too many constructions to accommodate tourists, deforestation and destruction of Himalayan springs.
Are we not playing with nature and destroying it? Shouldn't the government take some measure to check too much influx of tourist especially in summer session?