Government suspends rafting activities at all tourist destination

The order has been taken keeping in view the safety of tourists
Government suspends rafting activities at all tourist destination

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, June 20 (KNO) : Government on Thursday ordered for suspension of all rafting related activities at all tourist destinations particularly at Pahalgam and Sonamarg. The order has been taken keeping in view the safety of tourists. The order has been issued three days after three people died including a tourist guide Rouf Ahmad Dar, who lost his life while while saving the lives of five tourists at Lidder River in Pahalgam on May 31. Also, a tourist employee and a participant of a rafting championship died in the same river on June 18. "In the interest of administration and safety of tourists, the rafting related activities at all tourists destinations particularly at south Kashmir's Pahalgam and central kashmir's Sonamerg shall remain suspended," reads a government order issued on Thursday. As per the order, the copy of which is available with KNO , the rafting will remain suspended till a proper mechanism technical guidance is put in place at all such locations. "Concerned officers shall ensure implementation of the order in latter and spirit and report compliance," reads the government order. (KNO)