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No sigh of relief for people as majority of roads in Sgr still uncleaned, slippery roads bring miseries to commuters

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Srinagar, Jan 07: After improvement in the weather conditions across Kashmir, the night temperature has plummeted across the Valley on Thursday while people across the Valley had to face tremendous hardship as most of the roads were not cleared despite the passage of two days.

According to the news agency—KNO, the minimum temperature has plummeted across the Valley and the weatherman here has predicted further dip in the night temperature from Jan 09.

Deputy Director Meteorological department, Mukhtar Ahmad said that the minimum temperature has gone down as compared to previous night while there is a possibility of further dip by one to two degree Celsius from the intervening night of Thursday-Friday.

He added that the temperature would go further down after January 09. Earlier on Wednesday, he had told KNO that the plains would receive light snowfall on January 09 and higher reaches would experience moderate snowfall on the particular day, adding that the weather would remain mainly dry till January 15.

MeT spokesman while divulging the details said that the night temperature in Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K settled at minus 0.8 degree Celsius, adding that Gulmarg, a famous ski-resort recorded minus 8.5 degree Celsius temperature last night. Pahalgam recorded minus 2.5 degree Celsius, he said.

Pertinently, Valley received a three-day snow spell from January 03, which in result brought the life to stand still.

Meanwhile, the people across the Valley including in Old City areas here continued to face tremendous hardships as the situation on maximum of the roads remained unchanged.

Locals said that most of the link roads and other interiors have not been cleared in the last two days, thus adding to the miseries of people especially the patients.

Eyewitnesses said that people at many places were seen pushing the vehicles carrying patients on roads. The locals were also seen clearing the roads in their respective areas amid the lackadaisical approach of the authorities.

Notably, the City Mayor, Junaid Azim Mattu, who addressed media persons today admitted the non-clearance of roads, stating that the departments tasked to clear the roads could have done better for the people.

However, he stated that the corporation he is heading lacks all the basic equipments meant to clear the snow, adding that there are only 15 JCBs and loaders available to clear at least 15,000 lanes across Srinagar.

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Two tipper drivers crushed to death in Baramulla

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Srinagar, Aug 09: Two tipper drivers were crushed to death after coming under falling stones at a stone quarry in Drangbal area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district this afternoon, official sources told GNS.

Also Read: MeT forecasts mainly dry weather in J&K for 24 hrs

They said that the duo was near the stone quarry when several stones fell over them, resulting in their on-spot death.

The deceased duo has been identified as Hilal Ahmad and Zaffar Ahmad Gojri.

Confirming the incident, a police official told GNS that a police team was on spot to collect more details.

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MeT forecasts mainly dry weather in J&K for 24 hrs

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Srinagar, Aug 09: Weatherman has forecasted mainly dry weather with possibility of isolated light rain and thunderstorm over Jammu and Kashmir in next 24 hours.

Also Read: Youm-e-Ashura | Restrictions will be on some traffic routes of Sgr due to huge gathering in rallies: Sgr Police

A meteorological department official here said that in the last 24 hours till 0830 hours, Bhaderwah received 8.1 mm of rain followed Pahalgam with 5.6 mm, Gulmarg 2.8 mm while Srinagar had traces of it.

Regarding minimum temperature, he said, there was increase in mercury at most places in Kashmir and Jammu division.

Srinagar, he said, recorded a low of 20.3°C against 19.8°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.7°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital.

Qazigund recorded a low of 17.7°C against 19.0°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.2°C above normal there, he told GNS.

Also Read: LG remembers sacrifice of the martyrs of Karbala on the eve of Ashura

In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 16.0°C against 15.8°C on the previous night and it was 3.0°C above normal for the south Kashmir resort.

Kokernag recorded a low of 17.6°C against 17.3°C on the previous night and it was 1.8°C above normal for the place, he said.

World famous Gulmarg resort recorded a low of 11.0°C against 10.2°C on the previous night. However it was 1.1°C ‘below’ normal for the north Kashmir place.

Kupwara town saw a low of 17.6°C same as recorded on previous night and it was 0.3°C above normal for the place during this time of the season, the official told Global News Service.

Jammu recorded a low of 27.0°C against 26.4°C on the previous night. It was 1.9°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.

Banihal recorded a low of 19.0°C, Batote 19.5°C, Katra 24.6°C, Bhadarwah 18.8°C and Kathua 24.4°C.

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LG remembers sacrifice of the martyrs of Karbala on the eve of Ashura

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Srinagar, Aug 08: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha remembered the sacrifice of the martyrs of Karbala on the eve of Ashura, the 10th day of Muharram.

Also Read: Youm-e-Ashura | Restrictions will be on some traffic routes of Sgr due to huge gathering in rallies: Sgr Police

In his message, the Lt Governor said, martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions has guided the humanity to strive for justice, values and righteousness.

The Lt Governor prayed for peace and prosperity in J&K, and urged the people to be kind, compassionate and work for the needy and underprivileged.

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