New Delhi: In total, 11 flights en route from Delhi to Srinagar were cancelled on Thursday owing to bad weather conditions in Srinagar, stated an official notification from the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL).
Earlier in the day, reports stated that two flights were cancelled due to snowfall in Srinagar, while others were delayed due to congestion. Notably, Srinagar received its first snowfall following the onset of winter on Thursday.
As a snowfall occurred in the higher reaches of Pir Panjal mountains in the inner Himalayan region, authorities shut down the Mughal Road in Rajouri region of Jammu and Kashmir, stated news agency ANI. Similarly, commuters were denied access to the National Highway 305 after a snowfall in Jalori Pass in Kullu.
Meanwhile, fresh snowfall was reported in many regions including Solang Nullah in Kullu district near Manali, Churdhar in Sirmaur district, Gulba, Koksar in Lahul and Spiti from Himachal Pradesh. The weather department officials predicted rain and snowfall in Uttarkashi of Uttarakhand. Earlier in the day, Director of the J&K Meteorological Department Sonam Lotus told news agency IANS, “The snowfall accompanied by winds will bring down the particulate matter in the air to a great extent.”