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Chaos at Srinagar Airport: Travelers stuck for 7 hours due to traffic jam, mismanagement
1/7/2021 11:50:21 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad
Early Times Report
SRINAGAR, Jan 7: After resuming flight operations after four days, there was chaos and confusion at the Srinagar Airport on Thursday.
Flight operations at the Srinagar airport resumed on Thursday morning, however, it was a hectic day for travelers due to mismanagement by the authorities.
Authorities had failed to clear the airport road from snow which led to traffic mess since Thursday morning.
While some preferred to walk with their luggage, others were stuck at airport or in traffic jam for hours.
Insha Jan, one of travelers arrived at Srinagar Airport at 1 pm from Chandigarh. However, still 7 pm she was stuck at airport.
"My brother had come to pick up me at 1 pm but he was stuck in traffic jam outside the airport gate for six hours. There is total mess. I was standing outside airport for six hours," she said.
"I can't walk because I am carrying a big luggage. We are still inside airport premises," she added. They were yet to come out from outer gate when this report was filed.
Another passenger who returned from Delhi arrived at Srinagar airport at 12:30 pm. "We reached to outer gate at 6:45 pm. Nobody is concerned about us. My 10-year-old son has not eaten anything since morning because we are stuck in traffic jam," Mohammad Shafi, a businessman said.
He said there were no officials to facilitate the traffic movement on the airport road. While some people who were waiting hours in the public transports moved out of their cabs and preferred to walk along with their luggage.
An official of Traffic Department said there were massive traffic jams across Srinagar due to non-clearance of snow. "This is for first time that such massive traffic jam was witnessed outside airport," he added.
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