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J&K cops rescue 25 tourists stuck in Gandola ride due to technical glitch

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The Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday rescued 250 tourists who got stuck during a Gondola ride in Gulmarg due to technical problems in the cable car operations.

While the tourists were returning to the Gondola base, they got stuck at Gondola Phase II Affarwat area due to a technical glitch. After being rescued, the stranded tourists were brought back to the Gulmarg base safely, according to a police statement.

“On receiving information, police rescue teams of PS Gulmarg led by SHO Irshad Ahmad with the assistance of the staff of Gondola Car Corporation swung into action and after strenuous overnight efforts, they rescued the stranded tourists and brought them back to Gulmarg base safely,” the police statement said.

Earlier in May this year, Jammu and Kashmir police rescued a tourist family from Telangana who got lost in the Kangdoori area of Gulmarg where they had gone for a Gandola ride.

“Police rescue teams of Gulmarg police station led by Station House Officer Inspector Irshad with the assistance of ATVs and Pony Wallahs were formed who searched the Kangdoori area and finally rescued the tourist family and brought them back to Gulmarg safely,” the police statement added.