Snowfall Causes Damage to 3 Residential Houses, Disrupts Normal Life in Uri


Zaffer Iqbal

Uri, Jan 30 (GNS): At least three residential houses were damaged even as normal life disrupted in the aftermath of ongoing snowfall in frontier Uri town in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Reports reaching GNS that three residential houses belonging to Ghulam Hassan Khan and Jahangir Ahmed Khan were damaged in Mohura while as another house belonging to one Ghulam Murtaza Khan was damaged in Challan Boniyar.

With incessant snowfall, thin public movement was witnessed on roads and markets even as the traffic movement also remaining largely effected.

Most of roads conecting tehsil headquarters of Boniyar with Uri were still closed for vehicular movement, at the time of filing of this report.

Many villages in the Uri town face power outage as the snowfall damaged electricity poles and wires at various places.

The relatively high downpour of the season has reportedly also caused huge damage to fruit trees including apple, walnut, pear, apricot, pomegranate in upper villages viz. Nambla, Garkote, Balkote, Silikote, Sohura, Mothal, Chrunda Kamalkote, Lachipora, Bijhama, Boniyar.

When contacted, a PDD official told GNS that electricity has been restored at many places. “The supply in remaining places will be restored tomorrow (Tuesday)”, the official said.

Meanwhile a PMGSY Department official told GNS that several roads were cleared today only. “There has been accumulation on few roads due to continuous downpour”, he said adding the roads will be cleared and made accessible for movement once the weather conditions improve. (GNS)

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( With inputs from : thegnskashmir.com )


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