Heavy snowfalls hit tourism hard in Arunachal Pradesh

By A O News Service

ITANAGAR, Feb 25: Consistent bad weather along with snowfall have impacted movement of tourists through Sela Pass to Tawang, and adjoining areas prompting district authority to impose traffic restrictions.

The traffic advisory, issued by West Kameng district magistrate Karma Leki, said that movement of any vehicle, be it government and private, shall be allowed on the basis of alternate day traffic movement and all such vehicles plying from West Kameng to Tawang via Sela Pass shall be allowed on alternate days.

“In view of continuous bad weather and snowfall between Baisakhi and Sela Pass, surface transport and road communication is badly affected which impedes smooth flow of vehicular traffic,” it said.

“Due to continuous snowing, the road width between Sela Pass and Baisakhi is very narrow and slippery with no space for passage of two vehicles coming from opposite directions and unregulated traffic coming from both Tawang and West Kameng end is creating traffic jams and blockade, resulting in further deterioration of already precarious road traffic condition at Balipara-Charduar-Tawang stretch, thus endangering lives and property of the commuters.”

The superintendent of police has been requested to make sure of strict implementation of the measures.

Many Indian and foreign tourists visit the Tawang Monastery and adjoining tourist places, during this tourism season.

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