J&K 's Pir Panjal mountain range receives fresh spell of snowfall

Snow clearance operation underway for opening Mughal Road, which connects Rajouri and Poonch districts with Kashmir
A cab crosses a bridge along Mughal Road in Pir Panjal range amid snow.
A cab crosses a bridge along Mughal Road in Pir Panjal range amid snow. File: ANI

Rajouri, April 28: Higher reaches of the Pir Panjal range received fresh snowfall following which the local authorities have been carried out snow clearing operations at the Mughal Road,which connects Rajouri and Poonch districts with Kashmir.

The roads were blocked after the higher reaches of the Pirpanjal Mountains Range received fresh snowfall on Thursday. "Higher reaches of Pirpanjal Mountains Range receive fresh snowfall. Snow clearance operation underway for opening Mughal Road, which connects Rajouri and Poonch districts with Kashmir," Official statement said.

Jammu and Kashmir Disaster Management Authority (JKDMA) on Thursday issued an avalanche warning for the Ganderbal district during the next 24 hours.

"Avalanche with a low danger level is likely to occur above 2800 metres above sea level over the Ganderbal district in the next 24 hours," the official statement said.

"People living in these areas are advised to take precautions and avoid venturing into the avalanche-prone areas till further orders," JKDMA said.

Earlier in February this year, two foreigners were killed in an avalanche in Jammu and Kashmir's Gulmarg.As many as 19 stranded tourists from overseas and 2 local guides were rescued.Baramulla police stated that three teams, comprising 21 foreigners and two local guides, went to Affarwat Gulmarg for skiing.The skiing teams were trapped in Hapatkhud Kangdori, situated in Gulmarg, where they went skiing.

The Roads and Buildings (R&B) department is in charge of all the activities pertaining to the Planning, Construction and maintenance of all categories of Roads, Bridges and major infrastructural Buildings of all Government Departments viz Health, Education, Judiciary and Revenue, etc in Kashmir province. These activities constitute a vital component of developmental works in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

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