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 […]

Vehicles stranded again on highway after multiple landslides

Vehicles stranded again on highway after multiple landslides

Srinagar: Multiple landslides at Panthal and other places on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway stopped vehicular movement again on Saturday. After remaining closed for the past five days, Kashmir-bound traffic had been allowed on the highway on Saturday morning but the road was closed down again soon after. As per officials, traffic from Jammu to Srinagar […]

Rain and snow again, more to come till Monday

Rain and snow again, more to come till Monday

Srinagar: Rain and snow lashed Kashmir valley on Saturday while the weather office forecast another spell of wet weather across the state, at least till Monday. Many areas in higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir, including the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir, received fresh snowfall overnight which continued till Saturday morning. Snowfall was […]

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 […]

Highway closure: Hiked prices, shortage of essentials hurting people

Highway closure: Hiked prices, shortage of essentials hurting people

ARIF RASHID Srinagar: Due to the continuous closure of Srinagar-Jammu highway over the last few days, shopkeepers in Srinagar have hiked prices of vegetables, chicken and mutton. The vendors ascribed the hikes to shortage of supplies due to highway closure. Locals, however, blame government for failing to check the prices. Hajra Bano, a local resident, […]

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 […]

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