SRINAGAR: In light of an advisory indicating a heightened risk of avalanches in higher reaches, authorities in Kangan have ordered the opening of the Z-Morh tunnel for the safety of people.

“Considering the weather forecast and advisory issued by the Meteorological Centre Srinagar for avalanches until February 29, it is hereby ordered that the General Manager/Project Manager of APCO/NHIDCL should keep the Z-Morh tunnel open for the safe movement of people and maintain close liaison with the police for the same,” reads an order issued by the Sub Divisional Magistrate of Kangan.

Furthermore, the general public living in hilly areas is advised not to venture into avalanche-prone areas.

Close coordination with police authorities has been requested to effectively manage and monitor the situation.

Moreover, residents residing in hilly areas have been advised against venturing into avalanche-prone areas for their safety. (KNO)

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