Fog Jams Air Traffic, Slows Down Life in Kashmir

KL NEWS NETWORK

SRINAGAR

Representational Pic.
Representational Pic.

Around 22 flights scheduled to depart or arrive at Srinagar Airport were Monday either cancelled or delayed due to intense foggy weather in the summer capital.

While giving the break-up, the Srinagar Airport authority said Indigo (7), Air India (4), Spice Jet (4), Go Air (4) and Jet Airways (3) flights were either cancelled or delayed.

“Due to heavy fog, no airline could operate today since morning,” said Rajesh Shinde, Director, Srinagar Airport. “Flights that arrive from 8 am to 12 am have all been cancelled. All other flights have been delayed.”

Many parts of the Valley witnessed dense fog in the morning, leading to traffic jam and a fatal road accident on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad Highway.

“This (fog) is a normal phenomenon in the region during this time of the season,” MeT department said.

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