Manali: Tourists travelling to Delhi from Manali, yesterday, had to face problems because of a non-functional air-conditioner of a Himachal Tourism Corporation owned Sleeper bus (RJ14PA0607), according to a report in Hindi daily, Dainik Jagran.
Tourists, according to the report, asked the driver to stop the bus, only after a few kilometres moving out of Manali town. Refusing to travel in the bus, the tourists demanded a refund of their fare, and only agreed to travel further after the intervention of the Tourism corporation officials and reduction of the fair. The officials, refunded Rs 400 for the sleeper-ticket of Rs 1,100 and Rs 200 for the seat-ticket of Rs 400 on the spot.
Besides being rickety, the windows of the bus too were jammed and could not be opened up.
The report quoting an official from the tourism department corporation that efforts had been made to rectify the problem in the air-conditioner, however, due to non-availability of a mechanic in Manali, the problem could not be rectified.