SRINAGAR: Despite strike and restrictions in parts of the city, the traffic on the airport road is so huge that there is a jam between Hyderpora and Airport. The main reason behind this is that the airport is receiving a number of additional flights from Jammu and Delhi.
“I have no idea about the number of flights that have landed so far. I think 15 flights landed by around 11:30 am,” one official at the Srinagar airport said. “We are expected to remain busy for the whole day.”
Kashmir’s air connectivity with the rest of the world resued on Friday and the people stranded started flying to their destinations. The highway is already closed because of massive snowfall and soil erosion crisis at various places.
Though the highway would routinely remain disturbed, the adverse weather conditions started impacting the air connectivity. The immediate crisis was that of students, patients and the Mecca-bound Umrah pilgrims. Tickets started selling at Dubai-return costs that even pained governor Satya Pal Malik who told Prime Minister that it was an injustice.