As Jhelum starts swelling flood alarm sounded in Srinagar; Section of Jammu-Srinagar NH washed away after flashfloods, landslides

As Jhelum starts swelling flood alarm sounded in Srinagar; Section of Jammu-Srinagar NH washed away after flashfloods, landslides

Authorities on Wednesday sounded a flood alarm in Srinagar after the water level in Jhelum breached 16-ft mark at Ram Munshibagh here. Quoting an official of Irrigation and Flood Control department Kashmir, news agency GNS reported that the river Jhelum was flowing at 16.21-ft at Ram Munshibagh, 0.21-ft above the alarm level of 16-ft and 1.69-ft below flood level of 18-ft. “The habitation residing along the River Jhelum in south and central Kashmir are requested to remain vigilant,” he said. While Jhelum was flowing at its lowest ebb in several…

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Highway Ban, Landslides, Mismanagement cause shortage of essentials across Valley

The frequent shutdown of the 300-km Srinagar-Jammu highway — a crucial and the only route for the supply of essential commodities into the Kashmir valley — has led to a fresh shortage of goods in the region. Residents said the closure of the mountainous highway had led to a shortage of livestock and vegetables. It has even led to the cancellation of weddings as the marriage season begins in the region after the winter. A leading business body in the region, Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry, had said on…

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National Highways closed due to snowfall, landslides

Rains continued to lash plains of Kashmir while its higher reaches received fresh snowfall for the second consecutive day Sunday, leading to closure of three main highways in the state. The Meteorological department has predicted improvement in weather from Tuesday afternoon. A MeT department official said apart from the ski-resort of Gulmarg, fresh snowfall was recorded at Amarnath Cave, Sadhna Top, Gurez, Z-Gali,  Zojilla Pass, Pir Ki Gali on Mughal Road and Sinthan Top. He said Srinagar recorded 4.7 mm of rainfall, Qazigund 5.7 mm, Pahalgam 13.8 mm, Kupwara 15.1…

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