Saturday, November 09, 2019

4,000 vehicles stranded, all flights to Srinagar cancelled

Srinagar: Kashmir Valley remained cut off from the rest of the country for the second day on Friday following heavy snowfall that left almost all roads blocked, power and telephone lines snapped and flight services to the city disrupted. All flights scheduled through the day were cancelled due to accumulation of snow on the runway of Srinagar airport. Snowfall hit the Valley for the first time this season on Thursday.
Around 4,000 private vehicles and trucks are stranded along the snow-covered Srinagar-Jammu national highway, reports said.

Though the administration on Friday claimed to have restored power supply in parts of Srinagar city, there was no report of supply of electricity in the Valley.

Hashmat Qazi, chief engineer of power development department (PDD), said electricity supply was restored in several parts of Srinagar city by Friday evening. “Out of 66 power stations, 39 have been restored after repairs,” he said.

Landline telephone services, however, remained disrupted on Friday. J&K chief secretary B V R Subrahmanyam held a meeting with officers in Kashmir on the snow situation through video conference from Jammu.
08/11/19 M Saleem Pandit/Times of India
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