The air traffic was badly affected in the Kashmir Valley on Saturday. Due to dense fog, all flights cancelled at Srinagar airport, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded, officials said.
A total of 27 flights were scheduled for the day including a couple of those for armed personnel, the officials said.
“All the scheduled flights were cancelled due to poor visibility at the Sri Nagar airport,” an official of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) said.
He said the visibility at the airport was around 600 metre only this morning but since there was no improvement in the situation, the air traffic was suspended for the day.
The cancellation of the flights left hundreds of passengers stranded, the officials said.
All the airline has also issued the travel advisory for its passengers who are travelling from or to Sri Nagar.
#Update1 : Due to bad weather (poor visibility) in Srinagar, Flight UK-611 (Delhi-Srinagar) and Flight UK-612 (Srinagar-Delhi) has been cancelled for today. Customers may contact our Airport Ticketing offices or call 24X7 customer service centre on +919289228888 for assistance.— Vistara (@airvistara) December 8, 2019
#6ETravelAdvisory: Request all passengers to check for delays/cancellation due to bad weather at Srinagar. Please visit Plan B https://t.co/DSSJqiVQRK to choose an alternate flight or get a refund at no charge for your canceled flight.— IndiGo (@IndiGo6E) December 8, 2019Advertisement
#WeatherUpdate: Due to bad weather at Srinagar(SXR), all departures/arrivals and their consequential flights might get affected. Passengers are requested to keep a check on their flight status via https://t.co/VkU7yLB2ny.— SpiceJet (@flyspicejet) December 8, 2019
The city experienced the coldest night of the season so far recording a low of minus 3.6 degrees Celsius, an official of the Meteorological Department here said.
He said the heavy fog affected visibility, causing problems for the people, especially motorists.
The MeT official said the valley is undergoing intense cold conditions as the mercury dipped several notches below the normal for this part of the season.
Source : India Today
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