It has snowed continuously in the valley of Kashmir, which has severely affected normal life. No flight was able to land or take off from Srinagar airport since yesterday. None of the 27 flights scheduled to arrive in Srinagar yesterday could land at the airport. Officials say that due to the continuing snowfall there is no chance of air traffic resumption today as well.
Heavy snowfalls have also affected road traffic. The Jammu-Srinagar road is again closed for the last two days. Due to frequent snowfalls and landslides, the road, which is the only road connection connecting the valley with the rest of the country, has often been closed in the last month, affecting the supply of essential products in the valley.
Hundreds of vehicles were also stranded on the Baramulla-Srinagar highway during the night and thousands of passengers had to spend most of the night on the road. The traffic control department said the Srinagar-Jammu arterial road had to be closed due to heavy snowfall. and rains, which caused landslides in several places.
“Vehicles on the road are not allowed due to landslides caused by rain and snow,” the official told the PTI news agency.
Power supply was interrupted in many parts of the valley, especially in northern Kashmir. “The power supply is normal in the city of Srinagar, there have been problems in Bandipora, Ganderbal and other areas due to problems in 33 KV transmission lines, but the problem is being solved,” said Qazi Hashmat, chief engineer, maintenance and rural electrification.
Kashmir is witnessing a new period of humid climate with higher reaches that receive heavy snow and plains lashed by rain and snow.