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Kashmir far better than metros on quarantine facilities, movement of stranded

No non-local starving or walking home on foot Srinagar: When 25-year-old techie Insha arrived from Gurgaon, she was wary about the facilities at the quarantine centre in Srinagar.  Images of dingy washrooms, dirty linens and bad food were playing in her mind. Soon after her arrival by bus, she was shifted to Hotel Suriya on Boulevard. Wary of the facilities, she was a little bit hesitant to check-in. All her perceptions, however, changed when she found more than adequate facilities particularly for the girls. “My fears proved to be unfounded once I checked in. It felt like home. The facilities in the hotel were quite satisfactory. Washrooms were cleaned daily.   Meals were given on time. The menu usually comprised of rice, vegetables, and pulses. Chicken biryani was served once in a week,” she said. This is not an isolated case. Forty-eight-year-old Ghulam Mohammad, a shawl vendor from Kupwara had never...