SRINAGAR: Sub-divisional Magistrate Gulmarg has issued a winter advisory to ensure safe and convenient travel along the road leading to the famous ski destination.
The SDM stated that only 4×4 vehicles and those equipped with anti-skid chains shall be allowed from Tangmarg to Gulmarg and vice versa to prevent accidents and long-lasting traffic jams caused by slippery roads.
“To prevent jams and breakdown of vehicles only LMVs with seating capacity not more than 10 seats shall be allowed to ply on Gulmarg Tangmarg Road. Only registered Anti-skid chain vendors shall be allowed to install chains on vehicles in allotted parking spaces without creating any jam on the road, also the rate for the anti-skid chain will be rupees 600/- per pair,” reads the advisory.
“All the tour operators and private vehicle owners are advised not to park their vehicles on the roadside, they shall park their vehicles only in designated parking spaces available in different spots at Tangmarg”, the statement reads.
It adds, “Coat and Boot vendors shall not come on roads to attract tourists to use their coats and boots to avoid inconvenience to tourists and traffic jamming.” (KS)
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