Baramulla district Thursday imposed a ban on the entry of local day-picnickers in Gulmarg during weekends to prevent the spread of deadly virus (coronavirus), officials said.uthorities in north Kashmir’s
According to the order issued by District Magistrate Baramulla, Bhupinder Kumar, only tourists with confirmed pre-bookings of hotels, guesthouses or huts will be allowed to enter the tourist resort frequented by locals and visitors alike.
“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.
Only vaccinated persons or those with negative COVID-19 test report not older than 48 hours will be allowed to enter, it added.
“Only tourists who have pre-book of Hotels, Guest Houses, Huts, etc. shall be allowed on weekend days (Saturday & Sunday). Enforcement squads constituted vide Order No: DMB/PS/COVID-19/2021/1079-93, dated: 09-07-2021 shall impose a fine of Rs 1000/- on persons found roaming without masks,” the order further reads.
The order also reiterated that anyone found roaming without mask will be fined Rs 1,000.