Air traffic resumes, Jammu highway to reopen today

Air traffic resumes, Jammu highway to reopen today

Srinagar: The 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu highway would be opened for traffic on Monday after traffic authorities cleared stranded vehicles on the road that had been blocked by heavy snowfall on Friday.
Air traffic that remained suspended for two days because of bad weather and poor visibility at Srinagar airport also resumed on Sunday.
Superintendent of Police Srinagar Airport Manzoor Ahmad Dalal said 18 flights carrying 3500 passengers and freight arrived in Srinagar on Sunday.
An official at the Traffic Control Unit Srinagar said more than 1000 stranded vehicles were cleared on Srinagar-Jammu highway. If the weather allows, traffic would be allowed from Jammu to Srinagar on Monday.
Director Meteorological Department Sonam Lotus forecasted there would be no precipitation or snow for next seven days.
Meanwhile, several roads in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley remained inundated or closed due to accumulated snow. Several villages across the Valley complained that the electricity supply has not been restored fully.
Several villages in central Kashmir’s Budgam district remained closed for vehicular movement because of snow and slippery roads.
Vehicular traffic movement remain suspended from Gagangeer to Sonamrag. Locals in upper areas of Gund Tehsil in Ganderbal district said electricity supply was badly hit in the area.

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