x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Imposing property tax: BJP trying to befool innocent people of Jammu | Miracles of 90s: Backdoor appointee becomes XEn in H&UDD | A day after ED’s summon Mehbooba feels ‘isolated’ | NC unnerved as Omar Abdullah’s aide under ED scanner | RDD violates MGNREGA guidelines | Ease of Living Index survey exposes SMC's failure | Hr Edu Deptt proposes salary hike for contractual teachers | Rajan Singh appointed as YRS J&K president | EJAC (R) warns Govt not to test strength of employees | RTI Movement , Health Workers hold candle light protest | Book release function, Kavi Sammelan organised | Mega medical cum disability certificate camp organised | Schedule , procedure for election to office bearers of J&K High Court Bar Association fixed | 3 people have narrow escape in Banderkoot accident | Interactive meet on traditional “Clay Craft of Jammu” held | SEHAT Scheme: DC Poonch reviews registration of beneficiaries | Dharmarth Trust employees start Rudrabhishek Yagya | Hurra Ashtami celebrated | Principal Secretary I&C visits newly opened experience centre cum sales outlet of JKI | Dr. Vishwa Murti Sharma elected Chairman unanimously | Special Lok Adalat organised at Akhnoor | Dir Agriculture inspects developmental activities at NVPGH, vegetable demonstration unit | Lok Adalat held at Janipur Court Complex | Silent guns on LoC raise hopes of peace | Role of Women in the Family and Society | Gender Equality leads to sustainable development | Munish Gupta asks Govt to step in & solve problems of residents | PWD invites tenders of many complete roads in Poonch, probe demanded | Forces beef up counter- infiltration postures along LOC | Following 79 new cases COVID-19 positive cases reach 126932 in JK; fresh death reported | Over 140 illegal immigrants not possessing valid documents, detained by Jammu Police | Div Com reviews arrangements for 'Azaadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav' | DDC Rajouri reviews implementation of Health Sector schemes | Schools to Re-open for Elementary Classes From March 8 | After 2 Months, SEC Orders Re-polling for DDC Seat in Drugmulla Constituency | ACB registers case in Rs 1000 Cr JKCHC, HUDCO loan default case | BJP can never form govt in J&K again: Mir | Kansal reviews summer preparedness of JPDCL, KPDCL and JKPTCL | Commissioner Forests reviews implementation of Forest Rights Act, 2006 | Mining Department set to implement Pre-embedded clearance of mineral blocks for PRIs: Dwivedi | After pleasant fortnight , wet weather could trigger landslides in J&K | Traffic resumes on Srinagar-Jammu highway after Friday maintenance | Jammu Crime Branch registers criminal case in Rs 1.92 cr fraud | 2 non-locals arrested alongwith pistol on Srinagar-Jammu highway | Operation of 36 erring medical stores suspended in Jammu division | Govt announces first ever Freight Terminal | Security forces launch CASO in south Kashmir | Court dismiss plea seeking restraining order on incumbent Mahajan Sabha president to contest elections | Basant appointed member of Khadi and Gram Udyog | Freedom House Report is motivated and an assault on our sovereignty: Brig Gupta | Tajinder demand early restoration of statehood | Forest division Ramban conducts plantation drive at Hochak Pogal | DC Ramban reviews status of public grievances, seeks early redressal | ED summon to Mehbooba nothing but political vendetta, alleges Tarigami | "Ruling party demands statehood- a gimmickry or politics: AAP-J&K | Late evening nakas only to divert attention from police failure to check increasing theft incidents | 25 passengers airlifted between Srinagar and Kargil | Mission mode Aadhaar camps organized across villages in JK | Lok Adalat settles 93 cases in Samba | JDA allots 50 plots at Birpur Housing Colony through Draw of Lots | Adjudicating Officer Kishtwar imposes Rs 47000 fine on food safety violators | Resolve genuine problems of KPs in exile and ensure their political representation : Apni Party | All arrangements in place for NHM written test at Ramban | 2-Day Kho-Kho tournament concludes at GDC Udhampur | Meritorious girl students felicitated at Kathua | Jammu declaration holds key to inclusive J&K: Rana | Two books of devotional poetry by Santosh Tiku 'Santosh' released | Dwivedi delivers talk on "fieldwork in linguistics" | Symposium cum cultural programme on COVID-19 held at Udhampur | Chenab White Water Rafting Festival culminates in Doda | Plantation drive in Khour zone | Navreh Premier League Season 2 inaugurated at Ambgrota | Three day screening camp for cervical, breast cancer starts at SMGS Hospital | GDC Marh organises Intra-college competitions | Back Issues  
 
news details
Srinagar-Jammu highway shut for traffic for fifth consecutive day
1/7/2021 1:52:28 PM
Srinagar, January 7 : The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was shut for traffic for the fifth consecutive day on Thursday in the wake of heavy snowfall over the past four days, even as the minimum temperature across the valley stayed below the freezing point, officials said.

The 260 kilometre-long highway, the only all-weather road connecting Kashmir with the rest of the country, was blocked by the accumulation of snow and landslides on Sunday.

"No fresh vehicle movement has been allowed on the highway today as well," an official of the Traffic control room said.

He said men and machinery were on the job to clear the highway, but the road was still blocked at several places.

"The highway is blocked at Samrolli, Nashree, Cafeteria Morh, Seri, Marog and Jawahar Tunnel," he said.

The official said once the highway was cleared, stranded traffic would be allowed to ply.

However, Mughal Road, the alternate road-link which connects the valley to Jammu Division through Shopian-Rajouri axis, was closed for traffic due to heavy snowfall in the region, he said.

The Kashmir Valley was cut-off from the rest of the country on Sunday as the surface and the aerial connections were suspended because of the heavy snowfall.

However, the air traffic to and fro the valley was restored on Thursday morning as flight operations took place at the Srinagar airport after four days.

The heavy snowfall threw life out of gear in the valley with the administration pressing men and machinery into service to clear the roads of snow. While most of the main roads have been cleared, many link roads were yet to be cleared, the officials said.

The power supply has also been restored at most places in the valley, they added.

Meanwhile, the Meteorological (MeT) office has said the weather is likely to remain mainly dry till January 14.

"The weather has improved and there is no forecast of any major snowfall till January 14," a MeT official said.

He said the minimum temperature went down at most places in the valley and settled below the freezing point.

Srinagar city, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 0.8 degrees Celsius.

The minimum temperature in Gulmarg tourist resort settled at minus 8.4 degrees Celsius compared to minus 3.5 degrees Celsius a night earlier.

Pahalgam tourist resort, which also serves as a base camp for the annual Amarnath Yatra in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 2.5 degrees Celsius.

Qazigund recorded a minimum of minus 0.2 degrees Celsius, Kupwara, in the north, minus 1.7 degrees Celsius and Kokernag, minus 1 degree Celsius.

Kashmir is currently under the grip of 'Chillai-Kalan', the 40-day harshest winter period when a cold wave grips the region and the temperature drops considerably leading to the freezing of water bodies, including the famous Dal Lake here, as well as the water supply lines in several parts of the valley.

The chances of snowfall are the most frequent and maximum during this period and most areas, especially in the higher reaches, receive heavy snowfall.

While 'Chillai-Kalan', which began on December 21, will end on January 31, the cold wave continues even after that in Kashmir with a 20-day-long 'Chillai-Khurd' (small cold) and a 10-day-long 'Chillai-Bachha' (baby cold). PTI
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU