In Frames: Despite Advisory, Locals Play Cricket, Tourists take Selfies on Frozen Dal Surface

The Srinagar administration on Thursday advised people not to walk on the frozen lake which was followed by the deployment of Quick Response Teams (QRTs) of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) in the Dal lake. Pictures by Aman Farooq for Greater Kashmir

Authorities here on Thursday deployed SDRF personnel in the Dal Lake, which has frozen due to record low minimum temperature in Kashmir, to prevent people from walking on the frozen surface of the water body. Photo: Aman Farooq/ GK
Despite an advisory by the Srinagar administration asking people to avoid walking on the frozen lake, both tourists and locals were seen enjoying on the icy sheet over Dal Lake. Photo: Aman Farooq/ GK
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said, Quick Response Teams (QRTs) of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) and River Police have been deployed in the Dal Lake, as a precautionary measure. GK Photo
Mercury settled at minus 8.4°C in Srinagar, the lowest temperature of the season so far and the coldest January night in the past 25 years, officials said on Thursday. Photo: Aman Farooq/ GK
In 1991, Srinagar had recorded low of minus 11.8°C while the lowest ever was endured on 31 January 1893. Photo: Aman Farooq/ GK