Srinagar, November 5: The Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (JKBOSE) Deputy Commissioner Bandipora District Shahid Choudhary on Monday said that an another chance will be given to the students who missed their ongoing annual regular 2018 examinations due to the heavy snowfall in Kashmir.
Shahid Choudhary, taking on twitter informed about the board’s agreement. “All students who missed exams due to heavy snowfall will get another opportunity once the weather improves. BOSE has agreed to our request. Same will apply to any further such incidents,” he wrote.
The city witnessed the season’s first snowfall on Saturday afternoon. According to a MET department official, this was the first time since 2009 that Srinagar city witnessed snowfall in November.
He said that it has occurred only four times in the last two decades that it has snowed in November in Srinagar. The early instances being in 2004 and 2008 respectively.
While the whole Valley faced a power disruption, the snowfall also elicited avalanches at some parts of Gurez in Bandipora district.
Meanwhile, Jammu Srinagar highway is opened for one way traffic on Sunday, a day after being closed due to heavy snowfall and landslides. (KNB)