Ganderbal: The District Administration here on Wednesday issued an order imposing restrictions on the movement of day picnickers to the tourist resort of Sonmarg for the next two weekends.
According to the order, only such persons/tourists shall be allowed to proceed towards Sonamarg who possess a proof of confirmed booking in the hotels of Sonamarg and no day picnickers shall be allowed to visit the tourist resort on 17th, 18th and 24th, 25th July, 2021 (Saturday-Sunday)
The order has been issued in view of a large number of local tourists thronging to Sonamarg tourist destination especially on weekends which poses danger of resurgence of COVID-19 pandemic in view of possible violation of COVID appropriate behavior.
Besides, Sub Divisional Magistrate, Kangan has also reported that unrestricted and unabated influx of tourists and day picnickers to Sonamarg may seriously undermine COVID-19 mitigation effort put in place by the administration.
Furthermore, the order reads that SSP Ganderbal, SDM, Kangan and SDPO Kangan shall ensure implementation of order in letter and spirit and any violation of the above directions will, therefore, lead to prosecution under section 51 of the Disaster Management Act-2005.
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