50 stranded tourists evacuated in Sonmarg Tourists stranded at Sonmarg following heavy snowfall on Wednesday were evacuated by police and shifted to safer places.
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Sonmarg 23 Feb:- Over 50 tourists at tourist resort Sonmarg were evacuated by Ganderbal Police following information about them being stranded.
The operation was launched under the direction of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ganderbal, Nikhil Borkar and was supervised by SDPO Yasir Qadri.
A police official said the police drove several vehicles from Gagangeer to Sonmarg and brought around 50 tourists back to Ganderbal wherefrom they left for Srinagar.
Many tourists had gone to the higher reaches of Sonmarg to enjoy snowfall despite the police advisory. As the snow continued, over 50 tourists got stranded in Sonmarg.
SHOs from Gund and Sonmarg police stations were also part of the operation.