Highway shuts again as snow, rain return to Kashmir valley

Highway shuts again as snow, rain return to Kashmir valley

Srinagar: Traffic on the strategic Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was suspended once again on Wednesday as high-altitude areas in Jammu and Kashmir experienced fresh snowfall, while the plains were lashed by incessant rains, officials said. All traffic which was allowed from Jammu to Srinagar Wednesday morning was stopped at Udhampur due to threat of landslides, especially […]

Isolated Karnah residents protest for tunnel

Isolated Karnah residents protest for tunnel

ARIF RASHID SRINAGAR: Residents of Karnah in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district staged a protest demonstration on Tuesday here in Srinagar, demanding construction of the Sadna tunnel at Sadhna pass. Scores of protesters from Tehsil Karnah assembled here in Press Enclave, chanting slogans such as “We want construction of Sadna tunnel” and “We want justice”. Sheikh […]

Widening projects causing more landslides on Jammu -Srinagar highway

Widening projects causing more landslides on Jammu -Srinagar highway

SRINAGAR: The frequent closure of Jammu-Srinagar highway this year -highest in recent years- has more to do with the road widening projects than the inclement weather conditions, officials of several departments said. Officials from Revenue, Traffic, and Highways, told Kashmir Reader that for the undergoing widening of the highway mountains have to be razed at […]

DC Srinagar directs strict implementation of order prohibiting fuel

DC Srinagar directs strict implementation of order prohibiting fuel

SRINAGAR: Deputy Commissioner Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary on Thursday directed for strict implementation of order regulating sale of fuel at fuel stations. The DC was speaking at a meeting of Assistant Commissioners Food Safety and Drug Control and Deputy Controller Legal Metrology. He instructed for regular market inspection to verify quality and pricing of consumable […]

Where 632 new petrol outlets would be set up in J&K, asks HC

Where 632 new petrol outlets would be set up in J&K, asks HC

Srinagar: Hearing a public interest litigation (PIL), the J&K High Court on Tuesday issued notices to the central and state governments, and also to nationalised oil companies, for filing response on where they and the Government of India are planning to set up new 65,000 new petrol outlets in the country and 632 new petrol […]

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