Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding use of snow bikes in and around Gulmarg wildlife sanctuary, Jammu & Kashmir, 20/04/2023

  • 20/04/2023

The NGT, April 20 directed ACS, Forest and Environment, Jammu & Kashmir to look into the matter of use of snow bikes in and around the Gulmarg Wildlife Sanctuary and Eco Sensitive Zone.

The complainant, Mushtaq Ahmad Malik said that snow bikes use petrol which has harmful impact on the ecology. Weight of the bikes impacts the soil and the vegetation underneath the snow. Such activities also result in encroachments and loss of grasslands.