Flights Cancelled In Srinagar For Second Day After Heavy Snow In Kashmir

Heavy snowfall has severely affected normal life in Kashmir valley

 Share
EMAIL
PRINT
COMMENTS

Continuous snowfall has crippled normal like in Kashmir Valley


Srinagar: 

It has been snowing continuously in Kashmir valley, severely disrupting normal life. No flight could land or take off from Srinagar airport since yesterday. None of the 27 flights scheduled to arrive in Srinagar yesterday could land at the airport. Officials say due to continuous snowfall there are no chances of resumption of air traffic today as well.  

Heavy snowfall has also hit road traffic. The Jammu-Srinagar highway is once again closed for last two days. Due to frequent snowfall and landslides, the highway, which is the only road link that connects the Valley with the rest of country, has often been closed in the last one month, hitting supply of essential commodities in Kashmir valley. 

Hundreds of vehicles were also stranded on the Baramulla-Srinagar road overnight and thousands of commuters had to spend most of parts of the night on the road.

 

 

 

The traffic control department said the arterial Srinagar-Jammu road had to be closed for traffic following heavy snowfall and rains, which triggered landslides at several places.    

"No vehicles are being allowed on the highway due to landslides caused by rain and snowfall," the official told news agency PTI.

Electric supply was interrupted in many parts of the valley, especially in north Kashmir. "Power supply is normal in Srinagar city. There have been problems in Bandipora, Ganderbal and other areas due to hiccups in 33 KV transmission lines, but the problem is being addressed. The staff has been at it even in the midst of heavy snowing," said Qazi Hashmat, the chief engineer, maintenance and rural electrification.

Kashmir is witnessing a fresh spell of wet weather with higher reaches receiving heavy snowfall and plains lashed by rain and snow.

(With inputs from ANI & PTI)



Get Breaking news, live coverage, and Latest News from India and around the world on NDTV.com. Catch all the Live TV action on NDTV 24x7 and NDTV India. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates.

NDTV Beeps - your daily newsletter

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................