This Christmas season, the Murree district government does not want to take any chances. The authorities have devised a comprehensive plan to manage visitor traffic for Eid Ul Fitr, which falls next week.
Last winter, more than 22 people perished in Murree after becoming buried in the snow for more than three months. As a result, the investigating committee placed blame on government individuals and agencies.
As a result, around 15 top officials, including the Rawalpindi commissioner, deputy commissioner, and municipal police officer, were fired.
Although there will be no snow, the Meteorological Office has forecast heavy rains and high winds for the Eid holidays, which will be held from May 2 to 5. As a result, the district administration has taken precautions to guarantee that Murree’s upcoming excursions go well.
Deputy Commissioner Tahir Farooq called a meeting to discuss the situation earlier this week. The group determined that automobile parking would be forbidden at Murree’s entry and exit points. Visitors will not be permitted to park their vehicles outside of designated parking zones, and roadside cooking will be prohibited.
While offering visitor facilities is a top priority, Farooq believes that citizens must be more responsible with traffic arrangements to reduce problems. Special teams have been formed to deal with public complaints, and the assistant commissioner will ensure that residents and visitors do not clash.
He also stated that hotels who overcharge customers have complaint offices set up on The Mall, and that a comprehensive strategy has been put in place to address Murree’s water shortage and sanitation issues.