Srinagar Aiport on Thursday informed that all flights at the airport are delayed due to low visibility.
It further informed that the operations will commence once the weather improves.
“All flights at Srinagar Airport are delayed due to low visibility. The operations will commence on weather improvement,” tweeted Srinagar Airport.
Earlier on Wednesday, parts of Jammu and Kashmir experienced light rainfall and snowfall.
According to the India Meteorological Department predicted on Wednesday, “Precipitation observed (in cm): Jammu & Kashmir: Batote & Banihal-4 each, Gulmarg & Katra3 each, Pahalgaon & Qazi Gund-2 each, Kupwara, Baderwah & Jammu-1 each”.
J&K Meteorological Department informed that two successive Western disturbances most likely to affect the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh and adjoining area from January 3, 2022, to January 9, 2022″.
Under the influence of these weather systems, Widespread Moderate Rain/snow is expected in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh regions, added the J&K IMD.
Light rain/snow would commence at a few places of Kashmir from January 3rd evening and thereafter increase in intensity and distribution, as per teh IMD.
The main activity of this system will be occurrence of Moderate to Heavy rain/snow, most likely during 5th and 8th January, and a gradual decrease thereafter according to the weather department.
Heavy rainfall/snowfall at isolated places very likely over Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad on January 7, said IMD.
Driver dead, another injured as lorry rolls down into gorge
A trucker was killed and another person injured after a truck rolled down into a deep gorge near Tulbagh, one kilometre from Banihal town of J&K’s Ramban district on Wednesday.
An official that a truck, bearing registration number JK05A 8209, which was on its way from Jammu towards Srinagar fell into a deep gorge near Tulbagh around 7 pm, resulting in on spot death of the driver.
Soon after the accident, Banihal police and local volunteers launched a rescue operation and retrieved the body of the trucker, who was identified as Nazir Ahmad Sheikh (58), son of Abdul Gani Sheikh, a resident of Bandipora in north Kashmir.
The injured, identified as Naveed Ahmad son of Nazir Ahmad, also a resident of Bandipora, was shifted to Emergency Hospital Banihal.
An official said that the body is being shifted to Bandipora and that the relatives of the victims were on their way to Banihal.
3 Soldiers Injured In Shopian Gunfight
On Wednesday, three soldiers were injured, two of them critically, in an ongoing gunfight in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, reports quoted officials said.
They said that two soldiers suffered bullet injuries as soon as the gunfight started between militants and a joint team of Police and army in the Nowgam area of the district. Later, another soldier was injured in the firefight.
Quoting official sources, a news agency reported that the injured were shifted to the army’s 92 base hospital, where two remain in “critical condition.”
The encounter had ensued after Police and army launched a cordon and search operation following inputs about the presence of the militants.
As the joint team approached towards the suspected spot, the officials said, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight, they said.
Gunfight breaks out in south Kashmir’s Shopian
A gunfight broke out between militants and the security forces in the Check Nowgam area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday, police said.
A police official told a medic agency that the gunfight broke out after the police and security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Chek Nowgam area of the district.
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) January 26, 2022
It was not immediately known how many militants were surrounded by the security forces.
Further details are awaited.
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