Snowfall cuts off Sonamarg resort

Road Closed In View Of Slippery Conditions And Chances Of Avalanches: DC

IRFAN RAINA
Ganderbal, Publish Date: Dec 14 2017 12:20AM | Updated Date: Dec 14 2017 12:58AM
Snowfall cuts off Sonamarg resortGK Photo

Though the first snowfall this year after a long dry spell brought joy to hundreds of tourists visiting Sonamarg in Ganderbal district, the road leading to this famous resort has been closed due to slippery road conditions.

Sonamarg and its adjoining areas received the season's fresh snowfall since Monday. Hundreds of tourists including children were seen enjoying the snowfall at Gagangeer, a village several kilometers before Sonamarg.

"We are really enjoying the snowfall, we feel lucky that we witnessed it this time, at the same time we feel unfortunate for not being able to visit Sonamarg" a group of tourists from Mumbai said.

"We were here for couple of days and were eagerly waiting for the snow this time," another tourist from Bangalore said.

Deputy commissioner Ganderbal, Dr Piyush Singhla, told Greater Kashmir that the road was closed as a precautionary measure in view of the slippery road conditions and chances of skidding.

"The road usually remains closed during winter owing to heavy snowfall in the area and chances of snow avalanches and slides along the route,” the DC said.

Hoteliers and pony-wallas here were expecting that good number of tourists would visit here after the snowfall.

"Tourists always love snow and we expect that number of tourists will increase in coming days after the snow which will have a good impact on our business,” a hotelier said.

However he was quick to add that the closure of the Srinagar-Sonamarg road during winters is a major setback to hoteliers, traders and pony-wallas in the area.

Latest News

  1. Mulling changing law to award death to sexual assaulters of kids: Govt
  2. Mulling changing law to award death to sexual assaulters of kids: Govt
  1. Harsh weather damages orchards and property in south Kashmir
  2. Harsh weather damages orchards and property in south Kashmir
  1. India, Pak trade fire along LoC in Nowshera
  2. India, Pak trade fire along LoC in Nowshera
  1. ‘Wake up your conscience’, legislator Rasheed asks Jammu and Kashmir police
  2. ‘Wake up your conscience’, legislator Rasheed asks Jammu and Kashmir police
  1. Mirwaiz demands justice for Kathua minor, reopening of Kashmir rape cases since 1990
  2. Mirwaiz demands justice for Kathua minor, reopening of Kashmir rape cases since 1990
  1. Prashant Bhushan files complaint against BJP leader who claimed torching Rohingya settlements in Delhi
  2. Prashant Bhushan files complaint against BJP leader who claimed torching Rohingya settlements in Delhi
  1. Nine-year-old raped, killed in Uttar Pradesh
  2. Nine-year-old raped, killed in Uttar Pradesh
  1. Seven parties submit notice to impeach Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra
  2. Seven parties submit notice to impeach Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra
  1. Mobile Internet service snapped in Rajouri after protests over boy's death
  2. Mobile Internet service snapped in Rajouri after protests over boy's death
  1. Kulgam boy putting up at Barzulla found dead, police begins probe
  2. Kulgam boy putting up at Barzulla found dead, police begins probe
  1. Army commanders discuss Kashmir situation
  2. Army commanders discuss Kashmir situation
  1. Former Delhi HC Chief Justice Rajinder Sachar passes away
  2. Former Delhi HC Chief Justice Rajinder Sachar passes away
  1. Internet services suspended in Srinagar
  2. Internet services suspended in Srinagar
  1. Renowned Kashmir cardiologist Dr Sajad Reshi passes away
  2. Renowned Kashmir cardiologist Dr Sajad Reshi passes away
  1. PDP constitutes political affairs committee
  2. PDP constitutes political affairs committee
  1. Rail blockade at Chengail in West Bengal on Kathua rape case
  2. Rail blockade at Chengail in West Bengal on Kathua rape case
  1. SC seeks AG's help on media gag on CJI impeachment
  2. SC seeks AG's help on media gag on CJI impeachment
  1. Naroda Patiya massacre: Gujarat HC acquits ex-BJP minister Kodnani, convicts Babu Bajrangi
  2. Naroda Patiya massacre: Gujarat HC acquits ex-BJP minister Kodnani, convicts Babu Bajrangi
  1. JKLF Chief Yasin Malik detained in Srinagar
  2. JKLF Chief Yasin Malik detained in Srinagar
  1. Omar takes dig at Dy CM, accuses BJP of playing politics over Kathua rape and murder
  2. Omar takes dig at Dy CM, accuses BJP of playing politics over Kathua rape and murder
  1. Video | Fresh snowfall in higher reaches of Kashmir, rains lash plains
  2. Video | Fresh snowfall in higher reaches of Kashmir, rains lash plains
  1. Muslims observe shutdown in Chenab valley to demand speedy trial in Kathua case
  2. Muslims observe shutdown in Chenab valley to demand speedy trial in Kathua case
  1. Sonamarg-Zojila road closed for traffic after fresh snowfall
  2. Sonamarg-Zojila road closed for traffic after fresh snowfall
  1. UN staff increasingly becomes target of attack: Guterres
  2. UN staff increasingly becomes target of attack: Guterres
  1. Mughal road closed for traffic after landslide
  2. Mughal road closed for traffic after landslide
  1. Qatar approves draft law on property ownership by foreigners
  2. Qatar approves draft law on property ownership by foreigners
  1. Scientists find way to bend, stretch diamond
  2. Scientists find way to bend, stretch diamond