Gondola service resumes partially in Gulmarg
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Gondola service resumes partially in Gulmarg

Gondola service resumes partially in Gulmarg

Services resumed on trial basis, situation being monitored closely: Dir Tourism Itoo

SRINAGAR, June 12: With the graph of Covid-19 positive cases in the valley showing the decreasing trend, the Tourism department Kashmir, has partially resumed the Gulmarg Gondola service on trial basis.

Director Tourism Kashmir, Dr. G. N. Itoo told that the Gondola services have been partially resumed as the Covid situation is evolving which is being monitored closely.

“The Gondola services will be limited only as it has been started on a trial basis. If there are more modalities to be discussed with respect to Covid situation that will be also taken care of,” Itoo said.

“We are ensuring everything is being taken care of from our side, and whenever the Government takes a call, we should be ready to welcome tourists,” he said.

After the tourism was opened in June 2020, the tourism arrival in the valley had gained reasonably good momentum and the hoteliers and houseboat owners had pre-bookings till May-end of this year.

However, with the onset of the second wave of Covid-19 which also engulfed the valley along with the other parts of the country, a complete Corona lockdown was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir, resulting in the cancellation of the all the pre-bookings giving a deserted look to hotels and houseboats in the valley—(KNO)

 

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Gondola service resumes partially in Gulmarg