Kashmir bound trucks should not be stopped on highway, appeal stakeholder
By: Tariq Shah VOV
Many Kashmiri traders, fruit growers and wholesale mutton dealers have appealed to the LG administration that the truck loads should not be stopped on Srinagar-Jammu Highway because of the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.
On the eve of Eid-ul-Azha scores of truck loads are coming to Kashmir valley along with sheep and goats. The traders alleged that the trucks are being stopped by the traffic police to allow the vehicles of Amarnath Yatra and it is resulting in losses to them.
Meanwhile, according to KNO in its news report on Saturday, fruit growers and dealers of north Kashmir on Saturday held a peaceful protest at Fruit Mandi Sopore over stoppage of fruit-laden trucks along Srinagar-Jammu National Highway in view of the Amarnath Yatra.
Reports reaching the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that the fruit growers and dealers held a peaceful protest and urged the LG administration to allow smooth passage of fruit-laden trucks on the national highway.
They said that they have already suffered huge losses over the past several years and now they have to face more losses if fresh fruit-laden trucks are not allowed smooth passage along the highway.
They also said that they welcome Amarnath pilgrims but they should not be made to suffer at the cost of yatra.
They added that they have been in touch with the administration for the last several days but nothing has been done as yet.
Meanwhile, the protestors urged Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to intervene into the matter and order smooth and hassle-free movement of fruit-laden trucks on the national highway so that they don’t suffer anymore losses.
With KNO inputs