By: PK Correspondent
Anantnag: In a bid to prevent possible COVID-19 resurgence and damage to ecosystem of Pahalgam due to heavy tourist influx off late, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anantnag Dr Piyush Singla on Wednesday barred day picnickers from visiting the tourist resort on weekends.
He has also announced that anyone found violating the COVID-19 SOPs will be fined Rs 1000.
SDPOs Srigufwara and Aishmuqam have been asked to establish checkpoints at Aishmuqam, Langanbal, Nunwan and Srigufwara to ensure only bonafide tourists having advance hotel bookings are allowed an entry.
Further, SSP has been asked to work out ways to reduce influx of visitors to the site while as traffic authorities will ensure smooth movement of vehicles especially at congestion points.
The order also prohibited haphazard pitching of tents and cooking at random places and directed concerned officials to designate particular areas for the tents.
Tehsildar Pahalgam and Assistant Director Tourism, have been directed to ensure compliance to Covid Appropriate Behavior by all the hotels.