Srinagar: Srinagar, the summer capital of Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir again turned white on Tuesday due to fresh snowfall since Tuesday morning.
However, the upper reaches, including world famous ski resort of Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg, Yusmarg and Aharbal besides all plains received moderate to heavy snowfall.
After recording 2.6 degree above normal maximum temperature due to sunny day on Monday, Srinagar witnessed a major change in the weather this morning. As people woke up this morning the sky was cloudy followed by snow.
Roof and tree tops besides open fields and roads had turned white and it was still snowing when this report was filed. Majority people remained indoor.
The authorities have put in place snow clearance machines at different places to meet any challenge. The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has already directed its men to be alert to clear snow on footh paths and interior roads.
Though majority shops and business establishments remained closed till 1000 hrs, shops selling “Hareesa” a special winter dish in Kashmir, witnessed heavy rush since early this morning.
Despite snow and chilly weather conditions, vendors, particularly selling vegetables, fish and fruits are also out. Less number of vehicles were seen on the roads.
Tourists and locals were seen taking photographs in the Dal Lake area and other parks gardens.