Vehicles with anti-skid chains and 4×4 to ply Tangmarg-Gulmarg

   

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In view of expected snowfall and slippery conditions on Tangmarg-Gulmarg, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon has ordered that only such vehicles having 4×4 facility or vehicles fitted with anti-skid chains on tyres only shall be allowed to move from Tangmarg upto Gulmarg, in the interest of the safety of the passengers, till further orders.

Dy. Commissioner, Baramulla, Sr. Superintend of Police, Baramulla, CEO, Gulmarg Development Authority, SDPO/Tehsildar Tangmarg have been asked to ensure implementation of the order in letter and spirit.

Various areas including Gulmarg, Tangmarg, Sonamarg, Machil, Tangdhar, Gurez, Pahalgam, Zanaskar experienced light to moderate snowfall. Gulmarg recorded a depth of 1 to 1.5 feet, Gurez 1 foot, Pahalgam 4 to 6 inches, Zojila got around 2 feet snow. The roads leading to Kargil, Machil, Tangdhar, Gurez, Zanaskar remained closed today. However, Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was open for traffic. Air traffic remained normal, with all flights operating, on time.

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