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Kashmir traders, fruit growers thank LG Sinha for hassle free movement of trucks

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By: Tariq Shah VOV


After the recent peaceful protests by traders and fruit growers that due to Amarnath Yatra the truck loads of fresh fruit from Kashmir and truck loads of essential items from Jammu were being stopped, they have hailed the intervention of LG Manoj Sinha in this matter.

Earlier media reports said that LG Manoj Sinha after the peaceful protests by Kashmiri traders directed his administration not to stop the trucks and allow their movement so that they do not incur losses.

Speaking to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Sopore Fruit Mandi president, Fayaz Ahmad Malik while welcoming the decision said that the directions passed by LG Sinha should be implemented strictly on ground.

“We heaved a sigh of relief after LG himself intervened and passed directions to the authorities to facilitate movement of trucks laden with fruit,” he said.

He said the directive has provided relief to lakhs of fruit growers of Kashmir Valley.

“Our trucks are heading towards their respective destinations after LG Manoj Sinha’s intervention. We trust the government and its decisions are benefiting every class of society,” he added.  Last week, fruit growers and dealers at Sopore staged a protest, alleging that their fruit-laden trucks were being stopped on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway in view of the Amarnath Yatra, causing them immense losses.

On Sunday, LG Sinha directed the officials to ensure fruit growers, farmers and dealers transporting perishable items like fruits & vegetables do not face inconvenience on the national highway.

“It is the top priority of the administration to streamline the traffic for both Yatris and traders of fruits & vegetables,” he said.

With KNO inputs

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