Meeting reviews facilities available for tourists at Murree

By Ali Imran

RAWALPINDI: Tourism Department Punjab, Secretary, Asiya Gul on Thursday chaired a meeting to review the facilities available in Murree for the convenience of the tourists.
The meeting was attended by Commissioner Rawalpindi Division Saqib Manan, Director Development, Nazia Sudhan, Deputy Commissioner, Murree Ahmed Hassan Ranjha and other officers concerned.
The meeting discussed the responsibilities being fulfilled by all the departments and the preparations finalized to deal with any emergency during heavy rains and snowfall. The clearance of the roads would be the responsibility of Highway Department while the Murree Expressway would be cleared by National Highway Authority. Rawalpindi Waste Management Company would clean the streets of the town. The Forest Department would be responsible for cutting and removing the trees falling due to heavy snowfall.
Motorway police would perform traffic management duties on the Expressway. Similarly, the traffic management and parking on all the city roads would be the responsibility of the Traffic Police. The meeting also decided that Murree district administration would make all-out efforts to protect the tourists from the agents, hotels and wheel chain mafia and also ensure availability of clean and healthy food, effective communication and other facilities.
The secretary was informed that a central control room and 13 facilitation centers had been established for the convenience of the tourists.
30 CCTV cameras had also been installed to ensure round the clock monitoring of different areas.
Secretary Tourism said that the authorities concerned had been directed to focus on removal of snow and traffic managements.
Saqib Manan said that the entry into Murree was being regulated and maximum 8,000 vehicles were being allowed entry.