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Snowfall disrupts flight, train operations; Jmu-Sgr highway blocked

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Jammu and Kashmir parts are receiving snowfall since morning, leading to closure of Jammu Srinagar national highway besides delay in flights to and fro the Srinagar ‘international’ airport and suspension of Baramulla—Banihal train service on Monday.

Jammu-Srinagar national highway is blocked for vehicular movement due to mudslides/shooting stones at many places between Chanderkot and Banihal, officials said.

A railway official said that the train service will remain suspended until the snow on the railway line is removed. The railway will resume its operations as soon as the snow is cleared, he said adding that “after the snow is cleared, WDS 4 will go first, apologize for the inconvenience”.

Director Srinagar International Airport said that it is continuously snowing at the airport following which all flights of all airlines are delayed due to low visibility.

“Our visibility is only 200 M and there is continuous snowfall, we are simultaneously clearing the snow,” he said.

He said all flights are delayed. To avoid inconvenience and to avoid congestion please check the status of your flight from your airlines before coming to the airport, he added.

Meanwhile, at least 5 inches of snow has accumulated in Summer capital Srinagar and it is continuously snowing. (KDC)

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