Jammu & Kashmir

Now day-picnickers barred from visiting Gulmarg on weekends

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Srinagar: The district administration Baramulla on Thursday decided to impose a ban on local day-picnickers at the world-famous ski resort, Gulmarg on weekends.

In an order, District Magistrate Baramulla, Bhupinder Kumar said that only vaccinated persons or those having negative Covid certificates will be allowed to enter the tourist destination.

“In order to contain the spread of COVID-19 disease at tourist destination Gulmarg, I, Bhupinder Kumar, District Magistrate Baramulla, by virtue of powers vested in me under The Epidemic Diseases Act 1897 and Section 34 of the National Disaster Management Act, 2005, in my capacity as the Chairperson of the District Disaster Management Authority, Baramulla, hereby order that no local day-picnickers shall be allowed to enter tourist destination Gulmarg on weekend days (Saturday & Sunday),” the order reads.

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