Travelers going to Murree and the surrounding areas have been urged to adopt precautions in order to prevent difficulties and unfavorable situations.
Tourists are advised to utilize gasoline-powered automobiles and are strictly forbidden from using CNG-powered vehicles, which could damage cars due to the extreme cold in the snow. Asthma sufferers and families with young children are also warned against visiting the hill station.
The guests have been instructed to keep their gasoline tanks full and avoid needless travel after 8 o’clock in addition to dressing warmly. The warning also urged people to switch on their emergency lights and other lights in their vehicles.
It also advised them to put a metal chain on one tire. The City Traffic Police (CTP) spokesperson said that special traffic wardens had also been deployed at Murree’s main sites to ensure smooth traffic flow.
He urged visitors to heed the warning in order to avoid any form of trouble. The spokesperson continued, “The Tourism Police and special squads have also been instructed to make coordinated efforts to give the greatest amenities to travelers.”
Tourists can reach the control room via the following numbers:
In the meantime, Rawalpindi Commissioner Saqib Manan Friday instructed relevant authorities to use all of their resources to make the hill station and its surrounding areas more accessible to tourists.
He requested that officials arrange salt sprinkler machines, keep all snow removal equipment operating, and make sure that the necessary personnel was present.
A control center had also been set up at Jinnah Hall Murree, according to the local administration’s spokeswoman, on the commissioner’s specific instructions.
The administration of the Rawalpindi division also advised tourists to contact the control room in case of an emergency, where representatives of all relevant departments will be on duty and available round-the-clock under the direction of the Murree Assistant Commissioner.
According to Murree Additional Deputy Commissioner Ahmed Hassan Ranjha, the district government has set up special facilitation centers at 13 critical spots to help tourists and handle any emergencies.
In addition to establishing two health camps at Lower Toppa and Bansra Gali for the convenience of tourists, Tehsil Headquarters Hospital, CMH Murree, and basic health centers have also finalized plans for the snowy season, the ADC stated.
He threatened that “strict action would be taken against the violators.”
The district administration and Rawalpindi’s CTP issued a warning urging residents to respect lane discipline in light of the massive number of tourists heading toward Murree.
At least 23 people perished in January of last year when thousands of tourist vehicles became stuck in Murree due to heavy snowfall and the accompanying road blockage.
For rescue efforts in the hill station, the federal government sent people from the Pakistan Army and other civil-armed forces.
The local administration predicted rain and blizzards for the area near Murree, along with thunderstorms that would travel between 50 and 90 kilometers per hour and significant snowfall.
The government had issued a warning to residents not to travel to the hill station or leave their homes in the event of bad weather.