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    Most roads not cleared in G’bal

     Most roads not cleared in G’bal

    IRFAN RAINA

    Ganderbal, Jan 5: Ganderbal district along with other parts of the valley witnessed 

    light to moderate snowfall since Monday morning that continued on Tuesday, dis-

    rupting normal life here. 


    Higher reaches of the district including Sonamarg and Gagangeer as well as areas 

    including towns received light to moderate but continuous snowfall resulting in the accumulation of the snow up to 6-7 inches. 

    The movement of traffic was also affected on Kangan-

    Sonamarg road due to accumulation of snow and slippery road 

    conditions. Locals from several areas of Ganderbal district com-

    plained that the interior roads were not cleared. 

    At primary health centre Kachan, the hospital staff had to clear 

    the snow themselves to make way for an ambulance for shifting 

    a patient to Srinagar hospital. 

    Reports said that snow on roads like Wangath, Naranag, 

    Hayan, Ganiwan, Surfraw, Safapora, Mansbal, Kachan and other 

    areas wasn't cleared till Tuesday afternoon. 

    Reports from several areas of the district said that the electric-

    ity remained snapped amid the snowfall. 

    Officials told the Greater Kashmir that the men and machinery have 

    been pressed into service to restore essential services disrupted by 

    the snow. The district administration has asked the general public to 

    contact the district control room (0194-2416260, 2416229) for urgent 

    assistance. Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal Shafqat Iqbal visited 

    several areas to take stock of the situation and supervised snow 

    clearance work in the town . Talking to the Greater Kashmir, the DC 

    said that 70% of the electricity has been restored in the district and 

    except seven water supply schemes all others have been restored.light to moderate but continuous snowfall resulting in the 

    accumulation of the snow up to 6-7 inches. 

    The movement of traffic was also affected on Kangan-

    Sonamarg road due to accumulation of snow and slippery road 

    conditions. Locals from several areas of Ganderbal district com-

    plained that the interior roads were not cleared. 

    At primary health centre Kachan, the hospital staff had to clear 

    the snow themselves to make way for an ambulance for shifting 

    a patient to Srinagar hospital. 

    Reports said that snow on roads like Wangath, Naranag, 

    Hayan, Ganiwan, Surfraw, Safapora, Mansbal, Kachan and other 

    areas wasn't cleared till Tuesday afternoon. 

    Reports from several areas of the district said that the electric-

    ity remained snapped amid the snowfall. 

    Officials told the Greater Kashmir that the men and machinery have 

    been pressed into service to restore essential services disrupted by 

    the snow. The district administration has asked the general public to 

    contact the district control room (0194-2416260, 2416229) for urgent 

    assistance. Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal Shafqat Iqbal visited 

    several areas to take stock of the situation and supervised snow 

    clearance work in the town . Talking to the Greater Kashmir, the DC 

    said that 70% of the electricity has been restored in the district and 

    except seven water supply schemes all others have been restored.

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