Fresh snow creates shutdown like situation in Kashmir

MAJID NABI. Dated: 1/14/2020 10:15:25 PM

SRINAGAR, Jan 13: Fresh snowfall which continued for 2nd consecutive day today created a ‘shutdown’ like situation in Kashmir with public transport off and roads flooded with snow and rain water that confined people within the four walls of their homes.
Shortage of essential commodities like fuel, LPG, vegetables and other items added to the woes of commoners as hundreds of truck loads are stranded at many places along Srinagar-Jammu national highway for the last many days.
On one hand, administration claims to have kept men and machinery ready to deal with any eventuality while on the other roads in Srinagar have flooded with snow and rain water. People in Srinagar complained that as soon as snowfall started on Sunday, power supply was disconnected which has not been restored yet.
People could also be seen in queues for hours at fuel station to get fuel for their vehicles as very less stock of fuel has reached in the valley over the past few days.
“My vehicle runs short of petrol and I am here since morning waiting to get fuel, it’s like emergency situation in Kashmir that I have ever witnessed besides roads are inundated with water and administration invisible on ground,” said Shabir Ahmad.
He said people face difficulties due to the shortage of essentials with administration other than assurance making no efforts to end crises like situation which emerged in the aftermath of fresh snowfall in Kashmir.
From Boulevard Road to Lal Chowk, roads are flooded with rain water and the administration is yet to take measures to make roads able for traffic movement.
Accept for light passenger vehicles on few routes of Srinagar, public transport was off the roads due to slippery conditions and water logging.
“I preferred to stay at home than to put passenger’s lives in danger. One can see roads are inundated with water. How could one move out in this situation,” said Abdul Rashid a Sumo driver.
He said the administration needs to take immediate measures to difficulties that people faced due to the snowfall.



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