Admin finalises arrangements to facilitate tourists in Murree on Eid

Seven facilitation centres established for tourists in Murree

Rawalpindi   -   The administration, on the special instruction of Chief Minister Punjab Maryam Nawaz Sharif has finalised all the arrangements to facilitate the tourists in Murree during Eid ul Azha holidays. According to a Commissioner’s Office Spokesman, all-out efforts would be made to ensure the safety of the tourists and provide them with all possible facilities, particularly during Eid ul Azha holidays.

Earlier, Commissioner Rawalpindi Division, Engineer Aamir Khattak had instructed the authorities concerned including the police to finalise all the arrangements to facilitate tourists in Murree. The spokesperson said that Murree is a centre of tourism and tourists from all over Pakistan come to enjoy the beauty of the ‘Queen of Hills’, particularly during the summer season. All possible facilities would be provided to the tourists coming to Murree to enjoy pleasant weather during the summer season, he said.

Seven facilitation centres had been established for tourists in Murree while a control room had been set up for monitoring. For the convenience of tourists, pamphlets were also kept at the facilitation centres, which contained all the contact numbers required to deal with an emergency, and there was also a map to guide the tourists.

He said that representatives of all administrative institutions, including Murree administration, police, Rescue 1122, tourism department, health department, and civil defence, would remain present at the centres to provide awareness to the tourists. He said the medical staff would be present round the clock and these arrangements would continue in July and August as well. The spokesman said that the Murree administration was fully active in guiding tourists and the traffic management plan would be fully implemented. He said facilitation centres had been established at GPO Chowk, Kashmir Point, Jhika Gali, Barian, Lower Topa, Guldna and Satra Mail. He informed APP that special cleanliness arrangements would also be made to maintain the environment of Murree. Best security arrangements were made in Murree and additional personnel had been provided, he said adding that a formal security plan had been prepared for Eid.

It was the responsibility of the administration to provide facilities to the tourists, which would be carried out in an efficient manner and for this purpose, all administrative officers would be present in Murree, he continued.

He informed that over 264 traffic wardens and officers would perform duties in Murree to regulate traffic. Special check posts had been set up at the entry and exit points of Murree, he added. The spokesman informed that over 700 cops to ensure security in Murree during Eid ul Azha holidays. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Operations Rawalpindi had also directed the officers concerned to make foolproof security arrangements for the tourists.

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