Low visibility and accumulation of snow at the Srinagar airport led to the cancellation of flights: Director Airport Srinagar
Snowfall in Kashmir for the second consecutive day on Tuesday affected normal life and forced the cancellation of all flights at the Srinagar airport for the third straight day.
Director Srinagar Airport Santosh Dhoke said, “Low visibility and accumulation of snow at the Srinagar airport led to the cancellation of 27 flights on Thursday morning, from last three days there has been no flight movement.”
He said that the men are on job to clear the snow from runways, as soon as the weather improves and “once we get a clear signal, we will resume the flight operations.”
Since Tuesday morning, almost all parts of Kashmir are witnessing moderate to heavy snowfall.
The Tourist spot of Gulmarg also received fresh one feet of snow while Sonmarg and Pahalgam received two to three feet of snow. Though the administration has set up several control rooms to clear snow from the roads and highways, but at many places the locals complained that roads are yet to be cleared.
Vehicular connectivity in several parts of the Kashmir remained affected, with concerned administrations miserably failing to clear snow from main roads.
However, officials said that men and machinery were pressed in few areas to clear main roads.
IGP Traffic T Namgayal said: “There are no passenger stranded vehicles on Srinagar Jammu National Highway all have been cleared off from the avalanche and shooting stone prone areas.”
He said that 3000 commercial vehicles including tankers are stationed at Udhampur and Jammu Sector.