Life is limping back to normal in the Kashmir valley, including Srinagar, the summer capital of UT J&K, where shops and business establishments were functioning in the morning before closing again in the afternoon.

After observing spontaneous strike for about three months against scrapping of special status of the state, shops and business establishments are functioning for four to five hours in the morning for the past one month. However, due to the cold in the morning, shops are now opening late in the morning and closed in the afternoon.

Similar reports were also received from other parts of the Kashmir valley.

Good number of public transport, including buses and other vehicles of State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) , are now plying almost on all routes normally. Cabs, passenger buses and other vehicles besides private cars and two wheelers are now hitting the road since morning till late in the night, leading to frequent traffic jams on busy routes. However, schools and university buses remained off the roads.