Keep Sonamarg open, ensure tourist activities during winters: the government to those in charge


Keep Sonamarg open, ensure tourist activities during winters: the government to those in charge

Posted on Oct 30, 2021 | Author Jahangir Sofi

Srinagar, October 29: The departmental administration asked those concerned on Friday to ensure that the Sonamarg tourist destination remains open over the coming winters, in addition to maintaining tourist activities at the famous mountain resort.

In a meeting chaired by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir PK Pole, the road construction executive force, the Border Roads Organization (BRO), was tasked with ensuring that sufficient machinery and manpower were deployed for snow removal from Gagangeer to Sonamarg, including parking areas.

He asked the BRO officials to submit an action plan for snow removal in this regard.

“Ensure that sufficient machinery and manpower are deployed for snow clearing from Gagangeer to Sonamarg, including parking areas, and submit an action plan in this regard to the office of the Kashmir Division Commissioner” , we read in the instructions.

The division commissioner further ordered the Sonamarg Development Authority to ask the Gulmarg Development Authority to explore the possibility of saving a snow plow machine as well as a snow thrower for emergency uses. until the same machines are purchased by SDA.

Regarding the water supply in the area, the administration asked the Forestry Department to proceed with demining as soon as possible so that the project work could be resumed and completed before the winters. He also led Jal Shakti Department to complete pipeline networking in non-forest areas within 10 days.

“Keep enough water tanks available and carry out the necessary repairs to existing pipelines to make them functional during winters and to meet sufficient water needs,” read the instructions.


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