New snowfall in Gulmarg, unfaltering downpours lash Srinagar

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Srinagar, Mar 11: High height regions including the well known ski resort of Gulmarg today experienced new snowfall while unfaltering downpours lashed Srinagar, bringing about a significant drop in temperatures.

Gulmarg recorded around three inches of snow – much to the joy of sightseers who are making the most of their vacation in the well known slope resort, authorities said.

They said in regards to five inches of snow was recorded in the fringe zones of the slope station including Kongdoori and Aferwath.

Gulmarg, which is still secured by a thick layer of snow, is pulling in voyagers in great numbers and the new snowfall is relied upon to further help footfall.

Reports of moderate snowfall were likewise gotten from Z-Gali in Kupwara locale, Sonamarg and Zojilla go along Srinagar-Leh National thruway in Ganderbal area, Peer Ki Gali along Mughal street in Shopian region, Amarnath hole place of worship and bordering slopes in Anantnag region and upper compasses of Yousmarg in Budgam region, authorities said.

While the Srinagar-Leh street and the Mughal street, which is being created as interchange street join in the middle of Srinagar and rest of the nation, stayed shut for vehicular movement inferable from continuous snow leeway operation, the all-climate Srinagar-Jammu national thruway stayed open in spite of downpours from the beginning 125-km Srinagar-Banihal stretch, they said.

Authorities said the new snowfall may defer the early opening of 434-km key Srinagar-Leh expressway which as a rule stays shut amid winter.

The street ordinarily opens by April-end but since of low snowfall this season, it was normal that the thruway would be tossed open not long from now.

In the mean time, enduring downpours lashed the fields including Srinagar since ahead of schedule morning, yet the water level in Jhelum and other water bodies stayed unaltered as such.

Srinagar recorded downpour of 7 mm till 2:30 pm while Kupwara area recorded most noteworthy precipitation of 15 mm, the MET office said.

The climate office has anticipated more precipitation for the following three days.