Snow hits air traffic in Kashmir; above dozen flights cancelled

Snow hits air traffic in Kashmir; above dozen flights cancelled
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Srinagar: The season’s first snow in Kashmir disrupted air traffic at Srinagar airport leading to cancellation of flights.

An official spokeperson said all afternoon flights to and from Srinagar were cancelled. The airport was jam packed with flyers waiting for improvement in weather.

“Due to bad weather from 1215 hours, 17 flights were cancelled,” said an airport official.

The flights which were cancelled are GoAir,  Indigo, Vistara, Air India, SpiceJet and Jet Airways.

Traffic jam in Srinagar due to slippery roads

Meanwhile, traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway was restored following closure of road due to landslides at Ramsoo. Traffic was allowed to proceed from Srinagar to Jammu.

Mughal road and Srinagar-Leh road was closed for traffic.

In Srinagar, slippery roads due to snow resulted in traffic snarls on almost all major roads.

Eyewitnesses told Kashmir Reader that hundreds of vehicles were stranded at Maulana Azad, Residency road, Hyderpora-Bemina highway and Batamaloo after the capital city witnessed a snowfall today afternoon.

The situation commuters said was no better around Jehangir Chowk, as hundreds of vehicles came to a halt due to the alleged mishandling of traffic by the policemen.

“It took me an hour to reach Lal Chowk from Hyderpora due to traffic snarls. At a few places, the cops diverted the traffic causing more inconvenience to the commuters,” Bilal Ahmad, a local said.


Ahmad said that crucial crossing and junctions in this capital city were left unmanned by the traffic police making the situation more worse.