Many residents of Jheurheri village, whose land was acquired for setting up the Chandigarh International Airport, have started opening hotels near the airport.
Jasbir Singh, a resident of the village, said that with a majority of the people in the village being farmers, they had no option but to turn to the business of running hotels.
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“Some of us, including my brother, have opened hotels near the airport. However, with some big players coming to the area to develop the hospitality industry, we are likely to face competition,” added Jasbir.
Barinder Singh, another resident of the village, whose six acres was acquired, said, “With the airport coming up, many people would like nearby places to stay. So, hotels are a good option.”