The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) has said that the alarming pollution in is likely to take a toll on the entire National Capital region (NCR), crippling sectors like tourism, transport, automobile and real estate. It added that several billions of dollars of fresh investment and GDP loss would occur.
An ASSOCHAM report said that the entire area of National Capital Region encompassing not only Noida, Gurgaon and Faridabad but also right up to Meerut, Panipat, Bhiwadi and Rohtak is likely to face a crippling economic impact.
Tourism season, which is yet to pick up, could see a maximum hit with the Delhi and NCR pollution making global headlines and creating an impression to avoid the area for visitors.
The maximum foreign tourists visit the ‘Golden Triangle’ of Delhi-Agra-Jaipur.
The ASSOCHAM feedback from tour operators and hoteliers clearly point out a deep concern over the negative impact the pollution can cause to the economy.