Air traffic at Srinagar International airport disrupted

TNN Bureau. Updated: 2/6/2019 10:50:41 AM Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 6: Air traffic at Srinagar International Airport was disrupted on Wednesday due to poor visibility following cloudy sky and rain since morning.

An official of Airport said that one flight from Delhi has been suspended while four others are delayed.

He said due to poor visibility, no flight could take off or land at Srinagar airport today.

The GoAir flight to New Delhi, which was scheduled to depart at 0925 hrs, has been cancelled. However, four other flights are delayed.

The air traffic will be resumed once the weather improves, he added.

This was the third time air traffic at Srinagar airport was disrupted during the past fortnight.

There is also a forecast for heavy to very heavy snowfall during the next 48 hours in the Kashmir valley which could affect air traffic.

The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway has also been closed this morning due to landslides, shooting stones and snow.

People alleged that almost all airlines are increasing airfare once the highway is closed.
Governor Satya Pal Malik has taken the issue of increase in airfare with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his daylong visit on Sunday, alleging that Rs 24,000 and Rs 28,000 are being charged from Delhi to Srinagar by airlines. Advisor to Governor Khurshed Ahmad Ganie also raised the airfare issue with the representatives of different airlines stationed in Srinagar.

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