Anantnag, May 8 : Amid ongoing weather vagaries, authorities have ordered for closure of Sinthan and Margan passes for all sorts of movements to avoid any exigency till May 9.
“In view of predictions by the Metreological Department for wide spread and heavy
rains and Snowfall in upper reaches, people of Tehsil Larnoo and outside tourists are
advised to refrain from venturing in landslide and shooting stone prone areas”, reads an advisory.
“Moreover rainfall/thunderstorm/snowfall may lead to disruption of traffic on
Sinthan pass and Margan pass roads. People are advised to refrain from travelling on these
two roads on 8th and 9th of May 2023.”
“Also in compliance to the directions of SDM Kokernag, SHO Larnoo and Naib
Tehsildar Larnoo hereby directed to setup naka at daksum and Gowran and restrict all kinds of vehicular traffic on Sinthan pass and Margan pass roads on 8th and 9th of May 2023”, it reads.
“Moreover Assistant tourist officer Kokernag shall place 4 tourist guards at Daksum naka and Range officer Daksum shall place 4 forest guards at Gowran naka from 4pm to 9am on the
days, when the aforementioned roads are closed”, the advisory reads further. (GNS)