Govt invites bids for installing weather radars for accurate forecast

Govt invites bids for installing weather radars for accurate forecast

Srinagar: In the face of erratic weather patterns, the meteorological department (MeT) has set the process for procuring three weather radars for more accurate weather forecast in the region. Director MeT department Sonam Lotus told Kashmir Reader they have invited bids for the radars in the face of ongoing climate change. “By 2020, these radars […]

LAWDA to buy new de-weeding machines for Dal, Nigeen lakes

LAWDA to buy new de-weeding machines for Dal, Nigeen lakes

SRINAGAR: Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) is going to purchasenew de-weeding machines for Dal and Nigeen lakes. The decision was taken by the board of director who have approved this decision in a meeting. Official said that old machines are around 20 years old and they are not working properly due to which de-weeding […]

Traffic jams continue on City roads

Srinagar: Traffic jams on Srinagar roads have witnessed a sudden increase during the week, with this mismanagement continuing to add to the woes of people. The absence of traffic police at many spots, now forcing locals volunteer to helping people to manage grid-locks on Sunday. People as well as students in Srinagar are surprised why […]

Govt to set up buffer zones around water bodies to check illegal encroachment

Govt to set up buffer zones around water bodies to check illegal encroachment

SRINAGAR: For the first-time, government is going to set up green belt areas or buffer zones around the water bodies in Kashmir to curb illegal encroachment of land and preserve the habitat for long term management. The official at Srinagar Development Authority said that setting up buffer zones will add aesthetic value to the area. […]

Highway closure shoots up prices of essentials in Kashmir

Traffic police says Srinagar-Jammu road restored for traffic

Highway closure shoots up prices of essentials in Kashmir

Srinagar: Closure of Srinagar-Jammu highway has triggered an acute shortage of essential supplies in Kashmir with people complaining about lack of check on markets. The highway, which connects Kashmir with rest of the world, was closed for traffic for last six days after a massive landslide blocked the road. In Srinagar markets, prices of kitchen […]

Highways shut, air traffic suspended

Highways shut, air traffic suspended

SRINAGAR: The first major snowfall of the season crippled life in Kashmir Valley, disturbing surface transport, air traffic, as well as the power supply even as officials say weather will remain dry for next few days. Authorities on Thursday shut the Srinagar-Jammu highway for vehicular traffic after heavy snowfall and landslides at different places on […]

New MV Act: Help create awareness; Traffic dept to parents

New MV Act: Help create awareness; Traffic dept to parents

SRINAGAR: As the new Motor Vehicle Act has come into force from September 1, traffic department hasasked parents to help in creating awareness and inform their children about the new traffic rules to avoid penalties. Officials said that parents play an important role in creating awareness about the traffic rules. They said as per the […]

SDA plans to plant trees on Srinagar roads to increase green cover

Srinagar: The government is working on a proposal to increase green cover by planting trees along roadsides and central verges of major roads in Srinagar. Srinagar Development Authority (SDA) vice chairman Sajjad Hussain told Kashmir Reader that the process would be undertaken from Lal Chowk where trees would be planted. Subsequently, all major roads will […]

Public works remain affected due to low internet speed at SMC

Public works remain affected due to low internet speed at SMC

SRINAGAR: Amid the internet connectivity at Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), public works remain affected due to low internet speed. Officials at Central Citizen Facilitation (CFC) at SMC said that public works have been affected due to internet blackout since August 5 in Kashmir. “Although the government has restored internet, the speed is low causing inconvenience […]