Ban On Public Entry In Gurez Valley Lifted


Gurez Valley – File Pic

Srinagar: The administration in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Friday announced to lift the ban on entry of public in the picturesque Gurez valley from May 6.

According to an order issued by the District Magistrate, Bandipora, Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza, all government employees, except from the education department, posted in Sub Division Gurez have been asked to report to Gurez from May 03 to May 05, while the general public of Gurez can travel to Gurez from May 06, an official spokesperson said today.

As per the guidelines issued today, employees will be allowed to move on production of their Identity Cards while ARTO, Bandipora has been asked to make transport available for the employees.

The official spokesperson said that no vehicle will be allowed without valid permission to travel on road.

“Persons from Red Zones shall not be allowed to move to Gurez till the Red zone is declared Green zone. All the vehicles moving towards Gurez will be fumigated and medical checkup of the travellers will be conducted at Lal Qila Morh, Pethkoot,” he said.

The official spokesperson further said that any symptomatic person shall not be allowed to move to Gurez and will be immediately referred to the hospital for follow up.

At Gurez, he said fresh screening will be conducted at Koragbal and 15 days Administrative or Home Quarantine to the passengers depending up their health status will be advised, while the vehicles will also be fumigated at the place.

“No movement from Gurez to Bandipora will be allowed for the time being except for medical emergencies and other emergencies on permission, to be issued by the Sub Divisional Magistrate, Gurez,” the official spokesperson added.

Pertinently, a ban on the entry of people into Gurez valley was imposed by the district administration on April 6 in a bid to prevent spread of coronavirus.

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