Jammu, November 8: Budget carrier IndiGo on Friday announced that all its flight services to and from Srinagar airport in Jammu and Kashmir, have been suspended for November 8. According to a tweet by ANI, IndiGo airlines stated that the flight operations have been hit due to runway unavailability following fresh spells of snowfall at Srinagar airport. On Thursday, several flights from Srinagar airport were cancelled and many were delayed due to snowfall in the region. The region has been witnessing heavy snowfall since Wednesday. Jammu and Kashmir: Flight Services at Srinagar Airport Hit Due to Snowfall, Low Visibility Causes Delay in Operations.
Several regions in Kashmi including Gulmarg and Sonamarg tourist resorts in Kashmir received first snowfall of the season on Wednesday, making it look picturesque. On November 6, the local MeT office had predicted heavy to very heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir which would disrupt surface and air traffic during the next three days.
Here's the tweet:
IndiGo Airlines: Due to runway unavailability (due to snowfall) at Srinagar airport, all flight operations to/from Srinagar have been suspended for today. #snow
— ANI (@ANI) November 8, 2019
Surface transport between the Kashmir valley and the Ladakh region is likely to be disrupted because of heavy snowfall at the Zojila Pass since Wednesday. Due to the heavy snowfall, the plains were lashed by rain, bringing down the mercury by more than 10 degrees. Reports inform that the administration is ready to deal with any adverse weather condition and all concerned officials have been alerted at the provincial and the district levels.