Air traffic fully resumes at Sgr airport
MeT predicts another spell of snowfall from Jan 20-22
The strategic Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only link road connecting Valley with rest of the world, re-opened for vehicular traffic on Friday after remaining closed for five days.
Officials said highway was reopened for vehicular traffic after the 265 kms long Srinagar-Jammu road was made traffic worthy again.
The highway was closed on Monday after snowfall across Jawahar Tunnel and multiple landslides in Banihal-Ramban sector.
Officials said the restoration work was started after improvement in weather conditions on Thursday.
Senior Superintendent of Police Traffic (Rural), Muzaffar Ahmad Shah told Rising Kashmir that there would be one-way traffic on highway on Saturday.
“The traffic from Srinagar would be allowed towards Jammu tomorrow. No vehicle will be permitted to ply from opposite direction,” he said.
The drivers of Light Motor Vehicles (LMV) have been asked to cross the Qazigund junction before 1 pm.
“Afterwards heavy motor vehicles will be allowed to ply on the highway,” officials said.
Meanwhile, Srinagar-Leh highway, Anantnag-Kishtwar and Mughal road continued to remain closed for vehicular traffic.
Director Srinagar Airport, Sontosh Dhoke told Rising Kashmir that all flights operated normally at airport today as per their schedule.
The flight operation at the airport was affected in last few days due to recent snowfall.
On Thursday due to poor visibility, 15 flights were cancelled at the airport.
Meanwhile, Metrological Department predicted that weather would remain cloudy in next 24 hours in the Valley.
Deputy Director Metrological department, Mukhtar Ahamd said no major snowfall is expected for next 3-4 days in Kashmir.
“Another spell of lesser intensity is likely hit parts of Valley from January 20 to 22,” he said.
According to MeT officials, Srinagar recorded night temperature of 0.8 degrees and day temperature of 3.8 degrees Celsius on Friday.
The ski-resort of Gulmarg recorded minimum temperature of minus 11.5 C while night temperature in Pahalgam settled at a low of minus 11.9 degree Celsius.
The north Kashmir’s Kupwara district recorded a low of minus 1.6 last night while night temperature in Qazigund settled at a low of minus 0.2 degree Celsius last night.