Several measures being taken to curb fake ticketing at Gulmarg Gandola: MD Cable Car

Says Tatkal ticket system also introduced for convenience of Gandola riders

Says Tatkal ticket system also introduced for convenience of Gandola riders

Baramulla, May 03 (KNS): In a bid to crack down on the rampant issue of fake ticketing for Gandola rides in northern Kashmir's Gulmarg, the Cable Car Corporation has announced several measures. 

Talking to the Kashmir News Service (KNS), the Managing Director of the Corporation, Ghulam Jeelani Zargar, stated that steps are being taken to ensure that fake ticketing is curbed completely. 

"Managing high demand for tickets has been a challenge for us, but we are taking steps to ensure the smooth issuance of tickets. Unfortunately, some dishonest individuals are exploiting this demand by creating fake tickets using fake names and selling them to unsuspecting visitors. This has resulted in several complaints from visitors," he said.

"In response, we have taken action by working closely with the police to arrest several fraudsters and travel agencies involved in this fraudulent activity. However, we acknowledge that more needs to be done to fully eliminate this issue. We are continuing to take measures to prevent the creation and sale of fake tickets, and we remain committed to providing a safe and secure experience for all visitors," he said 

"Our ticketing system is fully online, and there is no possibility of offline tickets being issued. We have received reports of unscrupulous individuals falsely claiming to have booked offline tickets for unsuspecting tourists. We strongly advise all tourists to be cautious and to verify the authenticity of any ticket before accepting it. In case of any suspicion or doubt, tourists are encouraged to immediately report such incidents to our official ticketing system. We take such matters seriously and will investigate any reports of fraudulent ticketing activity thoroughly to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all visitors," the MD said.

"With these steps in place, it is hoped that the issue of fake ticketing will be completely eradicated, and visitors to Gulmarg Gandola will continue to enjoy one of the world's most impressive cable car projects," he added.

"A new Tatkal ticketing system has been introduced to provide passengers with more convenience and ease of access," he said, adding that the Gulmarg Gandola is not only Asia's largest and highest cable car project but also the second-largest and second-highest in the world.

"With such impressive credentials, the Cable Car Corporation is dedicated to making it even more advanced and passenger-friendly. Efforts are being made to enhance the overall experience of the ride and ensure that visitors have a safe and enjoyable time," he added.

Speaking about the developments, Zargar said, "We are committed to providing the best possible experience for our visitors. The introduction of the Tatkal ticketing system is just one step in our efforts to improve the overall experience. We are also working to make the Gandola more advanced and passenger-friendly, and we hope that visitors will appreciate these efforts."

He further said that the upcoming visit of the G20 delegation to Gulmarg is a significant milestone for this popular tourist destination. It is a testament to the beauty and allure of the region, and we are excited to welcome the delegation. In preparation for this event, we are working tirelessly to ensure that the area is well-maintained and aesthetically pleasing. Efforts to beautify the area are being carried out on a large scale, and we are committed to making Gulmarg a world-class destination that visitors can enjoy for years to come.(KNS)

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