Snowfall in Srinagar
Snowfall in Srinagar | Photo by Reshi Irshad

SRINAGAR — Amid fresh snowfall in Kashmir Valley including Srinagar, most flights have been cancelled and others have been delayed so far at ‘International’ airport here on Monday.

Confirming it, the Director, of the Airport Authority of India (AAI), Srinagar Airport, Kuldeep Singh said that all Air India flights for today have been cancelled due to bad weather. Also, he said, three flights of Vistara — UK 644 SXR DEL having estimated time of departure at 11:35, UK 611 SXR IXJ (ETD 12:35) and UK 612 SXR DEL (ETD 15:40) have been cancelled.

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Also, he said, five Spicejet flights (SG 8963 and SG 8161, SG 951 SXR-BOM, SG 8963 SXR-IXJ, SG 8161 SXR-IXJ), three Indigo flights (6E 2981/2982, 6E 2356/2356, 6E 6022/6163) and one GoFirst (G8911/G8913) have also been cancelled.

A senior official of the airport told news agency GNS that there was a possibility of more flight cancellations.

Earlier, Director AAI Srinagar said visibility at the airport was only 200 M and increased to 500 M. However, he said, there is continuous snowfall. “We are simultaneously clearing the snow….To avoid inconvenience and to avoid congestion, please check the status of your flight from your airlines before coming to the airport,” he added.

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Train services suspended amid snowfall in Kashmir

Authorities have suspended train services amid snowfall in Kashmir Valley on Monday.

“The train service will remain suspended until the snow on the railway line is cleared,” an official said.

“The railway will resume its operations as soon as the snow is cleared. Once it is done, there will be a first trial run and then the regular train is expected to resume. We apologize to the people for the inconvenience,” the official added.

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