200,000 tourists visit scenic Gilgit areas in Eid holidays

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    Whenever there is Eid occasion, people rush to scenic areas in the northern parts of Pakistan.

    According to the spokesperson of Gilgit-Baltistan Development Authority, during the Eidul Fitr holidays, 200,000 tourists visited the northern regions. According to the authority, 42,000 vehicles entered Gilgit in the first three days of Eid. Of these, 29,891 vehicles came from the direction of Hunza, while 12,200 vehicles entered from the direction of Abbottabad.

    After a gap of five months, traffic was opened through the Naran route.

    If we talk about Fairy Meadows, more than 18,000 vehicles entered Fairy Meadows during the three days of Eid, while more than 15,500 vehicles exited Fairy Meadows via the same route. No unpleasant incident occurred due to the best security and traffic arrangements.
    According to the spokesperson, a large number of tourists also visited Kaghan Valley. During this time, more than 6,000 vehicles entered Kaghan Valley in three days.

    On the other hand, during Eid, a video went viral on social media attributed to Naran. In the video, tourists can be seen shouting for help due to the melting of Gilgit glacier.
    DSB Circle Balakot clarified that the video is fake and belongs to India.

    The administrations in Murree, Swat and Gilgit-Baltistan have to be extra vigilant after often the influx of vehicles chocks the roads, often resulting in tragedies.