CM orders to regulate Murree hotel rents amid peak season


Reviews PAFDA project

The Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shehbaz Sharif chaired the ‘Dilkash Murree‘project’s meeting and ordered regulation of hotel rents during the peak season.According to details, the CM Punjab said that the regulation of rents would benefit the tourists who wish to visit Murree in peak season. The CM ordered to implement the ‘Dilkash Murree‘project as soon as possible.

Hamza ordered to increase the efficiency of the Tourism Police by training them to handle emergency situations. Incoming traffic to Murree should be monitored via cctv cameras, he ordered.

The Chief Minister also ordered to formulate a final plan to run a trial of the motorbike ambulance. The Chief Executive ordered the formation of a fire safety plan in case of an emergency.He said a new communication system would be installed in Murree and all the departments had been included in this.

“We plan to introduce 20 motorcycle-based ambulances in Murree to provide first aid treatment in case of any untoward situation,” he said.Hamza ordered to formulate a policy to regulate the hotel rents in peak season to avoid any catastrophic situations, like the one that occurred in January 2022.

Over 20 people had died after being stuck in snow amid heavy snowfall and overcrowding of the city.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz Sharif reviewed the projects being implemented by the Agriculture, Food and Drug Authority. CM visited different floors, he reviewed the pace of work and expressed displeasure over the slow pace and directed to start work in three shifts for early completion of the project. Hamza Shahbaz Sharif said that Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif laid the foundation of this modern and important project during his tenure as Chief Minister but those who came after him, postponed the project on the basis of incompetence and hatred.

Launched in December 2017, the project was to be completed in March 2019. Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz directed that the final plan to make the project operational along with timeline be presented in a few days. Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz also directed the PHA officials to plant trees on a large scale around the project and improve the environment.

He asked the DG PHA to personally visit the spot and work out a comprehensive plan. The Secretary C&W gave a briefing on the project. Inspector General of Police, Additional Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary (Home), Chairman P&D and concerned officials were also present on the occasion.


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