A forty-day “Chilla Kalan” is going on in Kashmir. During this time, the region cools sharply and the cold weather persists that even the water supply line accumulates.
The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and Mughal Road were closed for the second day in a row on Tuesday due to snowfall in the valley, disrupting road connectivity in Kashmir to other parts of the country. About 4500 vehicles are stuck in many places on the highway. “The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway is closed at various places, especially in the vicinity of the Jawaharlal Nehru Tunnel, due to snowfall,” said a traffic control official. He said that snow removal work was underway and every effort was being made to remove the stranded vehicles on the 2,260 km long route.
At the same time, the Mughal road connecting Jammu and Srinagar via Shopian-Rajouri has been closed for several days due to heavy snowfall in the area. The official said the maximum snowfall was in Kulgam district of south Kashmir where three to four feet of snow had accumulated in several places. He said there was heavy snowfall in Anantnag district as well.
Srinagar has been experiencing moderate snowfall for the past three days, but traffic has continued to flow smoothly as the snow removal operation continues. The administration is monitoring that the snowfall will at least damage the services needed in the city and other places in the valley. Slippery roads also caused traffic jams in many places. The official said the airlines were suspended for the second day in a row in Srinagar due to weakness.
Officials say the minimum temperature in the valley has risen due to the snowfall, but it still remains below zero. He said Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 0.8 degrees Celsius. The lowest temperature was recorded at Gulmarg at 4 degrees Celsius, Pahalgam at minus 1.1 degrees Celsius, Kazikund at minus 0.2 degrees Celsius, Kupwara at minus 0.7 degrees Celsius and Kokarnag at minus 0 degrees Celsius. Done.
The Meteorological Department said moderate to heavy snowfall was forecast in several places for the next 24 hours, especially in the higher elevations of south Kashmir, Gulmarg, Banhal-Ramban, Punch, Rajouri, Kishore and Janskar, DRA and Union Territories of Ladakh. Is
Notably, the 40-day “Chilla Kalan” is going on in Kashmir. During this time, the region cools sharply and the cold weather persists that even the water supply line accumulates. It started on December 21 and will end on January 31.
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