Jammu & Kashmir

Kashmir fruit growers, dealers protest over halting of trucks on Srinagar-Jammu highway

Fruit laden trucks stranded on Srinagar-Jammu highway. [FPK File Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Sopore: Fruit growers and dealers of north Kashmir on Saturday held a peaceful protest at Fruit Mandi Sopore over the stoppage of fruit-laden trucks along Srinagar-Jammu highway in view of the Amarnath Yatra.

The fruit growers and dealers held a peaceful protest and urged the LG administration to allow the smooth passage of fruit-laden trucks on the 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 in the matter and order the smooth and hassle-free movement of fruit-laden trucks on the highway so that they don’t suffer any more losses. (KNO)


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