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Murree snowfall update: Rawalpindi admin issues travel advisory for tourists

DC Rawalpindi says tourists should get weather updates and traffic-related information by calling on 051-9269019 prior to travelling to Murree

By APP & Web Desk
December 27, 2021

ISLAMABAD: The Rawalpindi administration has issued a travel advisory for the tourists coming to Murree to enjoy the weather after the city received three inches of snowfall.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rawalpindi advised tourists travelling to Malka-e-Kohsar to strictly follow the advisories to avoid traffic jams on roads as the town has a limited parking capacity of 4,000 vehicles but 50,000 cars have so far been entered Murree.

DC Muhammad Ali Randhawa said the tourists should get weather updates and traffic-related information by calling on 051-9269019 prior to travelling to Murree, adding, tourists should keep the air pressure in their vehicle’s tyres low and always avoid stopping their cars in the middle of the road for capturing selfies and photos.

He said that a large number of vehicles illegally parked on either side of the roads further have reduced the space available for vehicles to move forward.

DC said the number of traffic wardens under the supervision of inspectors had been deployed at all important points of the area.

All restaurants were seen jam-packed with tourists and the demand for woollies and dry fruits also goes up, as the mercury falls below the freezing point, he added.

He said district administration and traffic police are striving hard to provide the best facilities to the tourists coming to Murree.

He warned that strict action would be taken against the violators and no leniency would be shown in this regard.

The police also requested the drivers to keep in their lanes if there was some blockage on the road to avoid any traffic jam and to save the time of visitors.

Advisory for tourists

  1. Heavy snowfall in Murree continue and Tehsil Admin, MC and Traffic Police teams are clearing roads.
  2. Heavy snowfall from Brewery onward on Old Road & Mysyari onward on Express Highway.
  3. Buses and vehicles with weak engines should be avoided.
  4. Get information about the weather situation before coming to Murree from the following numbers:
  • Control Room 051-9269019
  • Assistant Commissioner Murree 0321-3219221
  • DSP Traffic 0321-5615668