Fresh snowfall in Kashmir

Fresh snowfall in Kashmir

Srinagar: Kashmir witnessed fresh snowfall and minimum temperature rose several notches high on Wednesday, the MeT department said. Moderate snowfall in plains and heavy precipitation in the higher reaches of the Valley has been going on since early hours of the day, it said. The weatherman said the precipitation brought major respite to residents and […]

Fresh landslide in J-K’s Banihal briefly closes Jammu-Srinagar Highway

Fresh landslide in J-K’s Banihal briefly closes Jammu-Srinagar Highway

Banihal: The Jammu-Srinagar Highway, which reopened Thursday, was again briefly closed for traffic after a fresh landslide here, officials said. The 270-km all-weather road, connecting Kashmir to the rest of India, was shut Wednesday after a landslide sent stones hurling down a hillock in Banihal’s Gangroo area. One-way traffic resumed on the highway Thursday morning […]

Fresh snowfall in higher reaches of Kashmir

Fresh snowfall in higher reaches of Kashmir

Srinagar: Higher reaches of Kashmir received fresh snowfall on Monday while some areas in plains received intermittent rains, forcing the closure of several vital road-links including the Srinagar-Leh National Highway. The overcast conditions led to rise in the minimum temperature in the valley. Fresh snowfall has been recorded in Gulmarg the famous ski-resort in north […]

Mughal Road closes

Mughal Road closes

Jammu: The Mughal Road, connecting Jammu’s Poonch and Rajouri districts with South Kashmir’s Shopian, was closed for vehicular traffic Monday after higher reaches of Kashmir received fresh snowfall, officials said. The Mughal Road was closed for vehicular traffic as a precautionary measure after the snowfall in Pir Ki Gali and other areas, they said. The […]

Govt ready to deal with any weather eventuality: Div Com

Govt ready to deal with any weather eventuality: Div Com

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Monday said that divisional administration is fully prepared and ready to deal any kind of weather eventuality. The Divisional Commissioner made these remarks while addressing the media persons here at a function organised by JKSHRC. He said that after receiving weather advisory from Indian Meteorological Centre, Rambagh […]

No relief in sight from power cuts in Kashmir

No relief in sight from power cuts in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Consumers’ extravagant use of electricity and the non-bearing capacity of grid stations this winter are responsible for extra power cuts continuing the inherited problems of the Kashmir Valley with uninterrupted power supply. Sources in the Power Development Department (PDD), which supplies electricity to households in the state, told Kashmir Reader that consumers use an […]

Snow, rain boost hydropower generation in north Kashmir

Snow, rain boost hydropower generation in north Kashmir

Baramulla: Thanks to the snow and rain, the state’s own Lower Jhelum Hydroelectric Power Project (LJHP) located at Bimyar village of Uri in north Kashmir is generating an impressive 65 megawatt electricity for the past two weeks. Official sources said that last year, when it was dry weather and low water level in Jhelum river, […]

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