With the first snowfall of the season, people are swarming to the northern side of Pakistan. It has not happened for the first time. But whenever people go to such places, government becomes skeptical about the safety guidelines.
Our northern side is heaven. Everybody knows it. But the first place that comes to mind when you plan vacations in winter is to go and see the snowfall in Murree. You can enjoy this place to the fullest while being ready with the appropriate travel accessories.
Read more to know how to make your journey safe, sound, peaceful, and enjoyable.
Latest Travel Guidelines to Visit Murree
The latest guidelines will allow only up to 8,000 vehicles for a limited time under normal weather conditions to enter the winter wonderland.
No entry will be allowed between 5 pm to 5 am. Only emergency services and vehicles carrying food, items, and fuel may enter this place during rush hours.
The residents of Murree, Azad Jammu, and Kashmir (AJK), and officials including Pakistan Army vehicles, are, however, free from such notifications.
Moreover, the chief traffic police officer of Rawalpindi also plans to monitor traffic to prevent the overhead of the prescribed vehicle limit. They also will set a plan to stay informed about the vehicle’s information.
XEN Mechanical Machinery and Chief Traffic Police Office will coordinate with the Pakistan Meteorological Department to keep an eye on the weather conditions. The early warning system will have the administration ready for any unprecedented events.
Traffic personnel will be deployed to regulate the people coming in to enjoy snowfall in Murree.
Know About the Tourist Situation
According to a report, the assistant commissioner said that Murree has the capacity to easily hold approximately 4000 vehicles. The infrastructure developments are underway, so we can expect this number to rise.
However, just when the Murree becomes the winter wonderland, people just jump right in without knowing the situation, and it creates a bottleneck situation. Unfortunately, it sometimes happens to end in unfortunate incidents.
To prevent the overwhelming situations, especially at weekends, the government makes local administration stand on their toes. They advise tourists to stay updated with the traffic situation and weather updates before and even during their stay in the snowfall in Murree. They must also be prepared with the proper travel accessories such as cargo pants, leather gloves, biker gloves, etc.
Keep Your Vehicle’s Tires Air Pressure Low
The guide says that tourists must keep the vehicle’s tires air pressure low. It will allow the vehicle to feel friction with the road to stabilize on the icy paths.
Avoid Stopping by Everywhere
Another piece of advice issued by the AC is to not stop unnecessarily amidst the roads just for entertainment. We know it is a common custom there to capture selfies left, right, and center with monkeys, friends, and snowy mountains. This can create a security risk to other vehicles too during heavy traffic and harsh weather conditions. Thus, be responsible in every situation.
Be Prepared for Any Situation
Apart from observing the above-mentioned guidelines, tourists must also be prepared. Their backpacks must be equipped with a first-aid box. In case of emergency, try to keep your window down with the heater on to allow air passing through the vehicle.
Have extra pair of cargo pants and other clothing travel accessories to stay warm. And remember to be responsible. Only then your trip to enjoy snowfall in Murree can result in a peaceful journey.