Twenty vacationers had been rescued by the police after a number of ‘Shikaras’ or boats overturned in Srinagar’s Dal Lake as a result of sturdy winds.
“Several ‘Shikaras’ misplaced steadiness as a result of sturdy winds and overturned. Our groups are stationed close by, and as many as twenty vacationers had been rescued,” senior police official, Mansha Singh instructed NDTV.
“The incident occurred when the ‘Shikaras’ had been in the course of the lake. The rescued vacationers got first support and had been allowed to go,” the official added.
Officials from the river wing of the Srinagar police towed the ‘Shikaras’ and introduced them to the shore amid heavy rainfall, as seen in movies of the rescue operation.
The river police is a wing of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, and its groups are stationed in Dal Lake and function 24 hours a day and 7 days per week.
The river police requested individuals to not enter the lake in tough climate.
Meanwhile, the Kashmir valley is seeing an unprecedented rush of vacationers. As per official information, as many as 25 lakh vacationers visited Kashmir final yr.
The Jammu and Kashmir administration is anticipating that the quantity will double this yr.
“Almost 1000 flights come to Srinagar each week regardless of such excessive airfares,” an official mentioned.