Key roads closed in Kupwara

With widespread snowfall on Saturday across north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, several areas remained cut off from district headquarters throwing normal life out of gear.

Snowfall led to the closure of Kupwara-Karnah, Keran, Machil, Budnamal, Jumgund and other roads leading to the upper reaches of this district.

The business establishments and transport remained by and large off the roads with minimum movement of general public and less percentage of government employees in offices.

The snowfall also caused widespread power and drinking water disruption giving tough time to the common masses.

Although electricity was restored in the main towns of the district but power remained cut off in most of the villages of Kralpora, Lolab, Ramhall, Kandi, Magam Nar, Rajwar, Qaziabad and Pohruchakla.

People in these areas also alleged that authorities failed to clear link roads from snow with the result they faced severe inconvenience.

Amid ongoing heavy snowfall Army’s 28 Rashtriya Rifles assisted a mother-baby duo in reaching their home in Lolab area of this district.

Deputy Commissioner Kupwara Imam Din visited different markets of Kupwara town and took stock of snow clearance and other basic amenities including power and water supply. He also inspected Sub District Hospital to enquire about medicare facilities available in the hospital.

The Deputy Commissioner while talking to the Greater Kashmir said that men and machinery have been kept on toes to deal with any eventuality.

He said that electricity has been restored throughout the district. “Remaining areas would be restored by this evening,” he added.