Highway to re-open for traffic from Srinagar to Jammu, all flights on schedule
Srinagar: Dry weather is forecast from Monday across Jammu and Kashmir for the next few days, with chances of snowfall in higher reaches on Wednesday, the MeT office has said.
Sonum Lotus, head of the J&K Meteorological Department, told Kashmir Reader that “overall”, weather will remain dry in coming days.
As per the Met Department, on Sunday the minimum temperature recorded in Srinagar was -0.4 degree Celsius, in Qazigund -0.9, in Pahalgam -2.8, in Kokernag -3.3, in Kupwara -1.5, and in Gulmarg -9.0.
Maximum temperature recorded in Srinagar was 8.1, Qazigund 8.4, Pahalgam 6.0, Kokernag 5.7, Kupwara 8.8, and Gulmarg minus 2.5.
As per the Traffic Control Room, the Srinagar-Jammu highway remained closed on Sunday and only stranded vehicles were allowed to move towards Srinagar.
“About 1,000 heavy vehicles are still stranded on the highway,” an official said.
The official said that the 300-km highway will be reopened on Monday for one-way traffic from Srinagar to Jammu.
Traffic on the highway was suspended on Saturday due to heavy snowfall on both sides of the Jawahar tunnel.
Director of Srinagar airport, Akash Deep Mathur, said no flight was cancelled on Sunday. “All flights arrived as per time,” he said.