Thousands of devotees from across the country visit the scenic Paddar valley every year for the famous Machail Yatra but ironically a dozen remote villages here are reeling under darkness as there is no electricity supply.
An alternate and “dependable” transmission line is set to connect Kashmir valley with the northern grid which would help import electricity and tide over energy crisis, particularly during winter months.
A passenger was detained on Tuesday at Srinagar airport after he shouted that the flight has been hijacked and that the “passengers need not untie their seat belts”.
Chairing a high-level meeting of Civil, Police and Security Forces officers at the Civil Secretariat here today, Governor N N Vohra reviewed the status of night landing operations at Srinagar Airport and extension of Runway at Jammu Airport.
Governor NN Vohra on Tuesday expressed concern over “very slow” progress of Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh Flyover and grade separator at Radio Kashmir Junction here.
Fed up with the “repeated false promises” of the local MLA and district administration, people of Khales Kullian village in RS Pura tehsil of Jammu district repaired a road using their own resources.
Petrol prices were raised for the second day in a row on Friday. After a hike of around 14 paise, petrol is now being sold at Rs 75.85 per litre in Delhi.
Fitch Ratings on Friday said continued rise in fuel prices could impact commercial vehicle operators in the country, leading to auto loan defaults.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Friday said that the efforts are underway for operationalization of night-landing facilities at Srinagar Airport and all the requisite requirements will be met soon in this regard.
The officials of Salal Power Station claimed to have achieved the highest ever day’s power generation since commissioning by generating 17.016 MUs of power on Sunday.