There was some respite from cold conditions in Kashmir as the night temperatures rose across the Valley and settled near the freezing point in most places, with the MeT Department predicting snowfall in the higher reaches on Thursday.
Cold wave on Monday tightened its grip over Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region where the minimum temperatures dipped several degrees below the freezing point.
After a brief respite, cold wave conditions returned to trouble Kashmir as night temperatures dipped below freezing point across the Valley.
1613 civilians were ferried between the twin capital cities in 6 sorties of IL-76 and 5 sorties of AN-32 planes of IAF.
A total of 1,377 tourists and locals stranded because of bad weather were transported by the IAF from Srinagar to Jammu and vice-versa on Saturday.
As many as 28 passengers, were rescued by police who shifted them to safer areas.
The summer capital of J&K recorded the coldest night of this winter at minus 7.8 deg C as mercury across Kashmir Valley plunged by several degrees.
The Kashmir Valley continued to
shiver a day after it received heavy snowfall.
The Kashmir valley continued to
reel under cold conditions on Thursday even as the Leh district witnessed
a slightly warmer night.
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