Highway Open For One-Way Traffic
UMER MAQBOOL DAR
Srinagar, Feb 8: Traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway was restored Tuesday as Valley witnessed a bright sunny day after continuous rain and snowfall for the past two days. Seven houses were damaged by high velocity winds in Srinagar while nine persons were rescued in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district last night.
The 300-kilometre long Srinagar-Jammu highway, which was closed for vehicular movement Monday in view of landslides in Panthial region, was thrown open for one-way traffic this morning.
Talking to Greater Kashmir, senior superintendent of police Traffic, Rural Kashmir, GM Wadoo said that more than 2000 vehicles crossed Qazigund this evening.
“There will be two-way traffic on highway tomorrow for light motor vehicles,” he said.
Meanwhile, Kashmir Valley which received continuous rainfall in the plains and snow in upper reaches for the past two days witnessed bright sunny day bringing respite to the people.
The weather is expected to remain dry in next few days due to weakening of western disturbances, a meteorological department official said. Meanwhile, seven houses were damaged by windstorm in Harwan and Shalimar areas of the city last night.
The houses of Ghulam Mohiuddin, Ghulam Mohiuddin Ganaie, Ali Muhammad Ganaie, Ghulam Muhammad Reshi, Ghulam Muhammad Ganaie, Kasam Jan, Jaffar Bhat and Muhammad Shafi Bhat were damaged in Harwan. More than 20 houses were damaged by fresh snowfall and winds across the Valley.
Meanwhile, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Asgar Samoon, has directed Deputy Commissioners to assess the losses arising out of snowfall and winds.
“We are assessing losses and there are no fresh reports of damages,” said coordinator disaster management, Amir Ali.
Meanwhile, nine members of a family were rescued by police after they were trapped inside their house which was submerged in flood waters in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
“Nine family members of Wali Muhammad Moochi were rescued from their house at Akhran in Kulgam district after they were trapped due to flooding caused by heavy rainfall,” a handout issued by police said.
Lastupdate on : Tue, 8 Feb 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 8 Feb 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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