Air Traffic Resumes At Srinagar Airport, Highway Remains Closed

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The air traffic resumed at the Srinagar airport on Sunday, a day after they were suspended in the wake of snowfall in the Kashmir, while the Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed, officials said.

Flight operations could not take place at the Srinagar airport on Saturday due to bad weather and all flights to and fro the airport were cancelled.

However, as the weather was dry on Sunday morning and the visibility improved, the flight operations were resumed.

“Air traffic has resumed at the airport even though there are some delays,” an official of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) said.

He said the flight operations resumed after the runway was cleared and the visibility improved.

The runway was not available for flight operations on Saturday due to the accumulation of snow after the valley received the third snowfall of the month.

Meanwhile, the traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, remained suspended on second day, the officials said.
The highway was closed at around Saturday noon due to snow accumulation around the Jawahar Tunnel and landslide at Magerkot.
They said that clearance work is going on and stranded traffic would be allowed once the road is cleared. The authorities had already announced the closure of the highway today.

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