Jammu-Srinagar Highway May Remain Closed On Friday: Traffic Department
Srinagar, Jan 7: At least 31 flights operated to and fro Srinagar international airport before sudden change in weather while six others were cancelled on Friday, officials said.
“Due to sudden change in weather and snow fall in the evening we could operate only 31 flights today. 6 flights have been cancelled,” AAI said in a tweet .
Yesterday 35 flights operated while 6 others were cancelled. In last four days 91 flights to and fro the Srinagar airport were cancelled. While 42 flights were cancelled on Tuesday, as many as 37 could not operate on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Jammu-Srinagar highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir valley with the outside world, remained open for traffic.
“Tomorrow vehicular movement on Jammu-Srinagar highway may remain suspended in view of the heavy rain, shooting stones, landslides and slipper road conditions,” he said and advised commuters not to travel on the highway without confirming the status of road from TCU Jammu/ Ramban and Srinagar in view of inclement weather prediction issued by MeT department.
The highway was closed on Wednesday due to landslides, mudslides and shooting stones at several places along the 270-km stretch, officials said.
Meanwhile, the official said, Mughal road, which connects Shopian with Poonch-Rajouri districts, Srinagar-Leh highway and Sinthan road, connecting Anantnag and Kishtwar districts, shall remain closed due to snow accumulation.