Traffic jams in Srinagar, commuters decry official apathy

SRINAGAR: Massive traffic jams were witnessed in the summer capital Srinagar and its outskirts on Saturday with commuters blaming the authorities for falling to regulate the traffic. At most of the places which include Lal Chowk, Jahanger Chowk, Regal chowk, Poloview, Dalghat, Habba Kadal , Sanat Nagar, Rajbagh, Batamaloo, Safa Kadal, Sakidaffar and Karan Nagar […]

SMC yet to clear snow in Srinagar interiors

Srinagar: Four days after a Kashmir experienced heavy snow, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has not cleared snow from interiors of several areas in Srinagar. There is no snow clearness operation in majority of interiors in Srinagar’s downtown causing inconvenience to locals. The areas are Safa Kadal, Rainwari, Fatha Kadal, Noor Bagh, Kak Sarai, Hawal, Vacharnag […]

Fuel stations run empty in Srinagar

Fuel stations run empty in Srinagar

Srinagar: Several fuel stations in Srinagar were closed on Thursday because of shortage of fuel due to frequent closure of Srinagar-Jammu highway. The highway was closed for traffic for almost four days after the Valley experienced fresh snow this week. On Thursday afternoon, many petrol station in the city stuck notices “no petrol, no diesel” […]

500 structures to be relocated for realigning Dal Lake’s western front

Srinagar: The Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) will have to clear about 500 structures for establishing a proposed road along the western front of Dal lake, that once established is expected to act as its physical boundary. The long pending alignment that involves construction of 3.2 km road that will start from Kohni-khan from […]

Highway closed for fourth day

Traffic to ply from Srinagar to Jammu today: official

Highway closed for fourth day

Srinagar: Srinagar-Jammu highway remained closed for traffic for fourth consecutive day on Saturday even as men and machinery have been pressed into service to clear the road. On Saturday morning, vehicular traffic was briefly restored on the highway but continuous shooting stones and landslides again blocked the road at Digdol in Ramban. The mountainous highway […]

Massive landslide damages Srinagar-Jammu highway stretch

Road closed for third straight day Will take 2 more days to clear highway: DC Ramban

Srinagar: A massive landslide once again closed Srinagar-Jammu highway for the third consecutive day on Friday leaving hundreds of passengers and vehicles stranded on the mountainous road. The landslide occurred near Digdol on the highway in the afternoon causing extensive damage to a portion of the road which is expected to take two more days […]

Internet shutdown hits economically weaker section as social welfare dept unable to distribute cash assistance

Srinagar: Internet shutdown in Kashmir has deprived economically weaker sections of the society from getting their monthly online cash assistance for last four months. The social welfare department provides financial assistance of Rs 1,000 per month to beneficiaries under different schemes such as pension for old age, widows, physically challenge. According to official data, 6,333 […]

STPs to be upgraded to check rising pollution levels in Dal Lake

Srinagar: After facing much delay, Sewerage Treatment Plants (STPs) around Dal Lake are going to be upgraded to control pollution levels in the lake. The three STPs installed in 2008 at Hazratbal , Habbak and Lam equipped with Fluidized Aerobic Bio-reactor (FAB) technology are going to be upgraded with Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) technology Vice Chairman […]

LAWDA puts demolition drive on hold after concerned officer transferred

SRINAGAR: Encroachment demolition squad of Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) is helplessly looking at illegal constructions coming up in Dal Lake and adjoining areas after the officer heading the squad was transferred. According to officials, illegal constructions are rampantly coming up at several places in the interiors of the lake for last two weeks […]

Flights cancelled, highway shut as snow returns to Valley

MeT predicts dry weather but cold wave to continue

Srinagar: A fresh spell of snow in Kashmir affected air connectivity at Srinagar Airport and resulted in closure of Srinagar-Jammu highway for traffic on Friday. While flight operations were running smoothly in the morning, however, 12 flights were cancelled in the afternoon as the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir received snow. Director Srinagar Airport […]

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