Gulmarg: Police rescue 250 tourists stuck during Gondola ride

On Friday, authorities in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district rescued over 250 tourists who became stuck during a Gondola ride to Gondola Phase 2 Affarwat.

According to the police, the visitors became stranded at Gondola Phase II Affarwat on their way back to the Gondola base due to technical problems with the cable car operations. The stranded visitors were safely returned to the Gulmarg base after being rescued, according to the police.

“On receiving information, police rescue teams of PS Gulmarg led by SHO PS Gulmarg Inspector Irshad Ahmad with the assistance of the staff of Gondola Car Corporation swung into action and after strenuous overnight efforts, they rescued the stranded tourists and brought them back to Gulmarg base safely”, the police said.

The tourists also expressed their gratitude to the Baramulla authorities for their prompt assistance, according to the authorities. Earlier this year, police in Jammu and Kashmir rescued a tourist family with four children who had become stranded in Gulmarg’s Kangdoori district.

According to authorities, the Telangana visitors arrived in Gulmarg lately and took a Gondola trip to Kangdoori in Gulmarg. The family got lost on their way back to Gondola phase two and became stuck in the Kangdoori region, according to the police.

A statement of Baramullah police reads “Police rescue teams of Gulmarg police station led by Station House Officer Inspector Irshad with the assistance of ATVs and Pony Walas were formed who followed around the Kangdoori area and finally reached the location of the tourist family and rescued them from the area and brought them back to Gulmarg safely.”

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