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Do not stop fruit-laden trucks on Srinagar-Jammu highway: JK Admin to officials

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

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Sunday said that the administration was trying to facilitate everyone including Amarnath yatris and perishable goods so that no one faces any difficulty along the Srinagar-Jammu highway.

Talking to reporters after visiting Pantha Chowk Yatri Niwas on Sunday, LG Sinha said that directions have been passed to the concerned quarters not to stop trucks loaded with fresh fruit on the highway.

He said that a traffic plan has been devised so that no one faces any difficulties including the yatris. “Trucks will only be stopped when yatris would be coming from Jammu towards Srinagar and vice-versa. Trucks loaded with perishable goods would not face any inconvenience,” he added.

On being asked about arrangements put in place for Amarnath yatra, Sinha said that armed forces have worked in coordination with each other and till now this is one of the best arrangements that have been put in place for the Amarnath yatra.

He said that till now over 50, 000 pilgrims have visited Jammu and Kashmir for the yatra and it will further increase in the coming days.

Meanwhile, the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) J&K, while quoting LG Sinha on its official Twitter handle informed that officials have been asked to ensure fruit growers, farmers and dealers transporting perishable goods do not face any inconvenience on the highway.

“Officials to ensure fruit growers, farmers, and dealers transporting perishable goods do not face any inconvenience on the highway. It is the top priority of the administration to streamline the traffic for both yatris and traders of fruits and vegetables,” DIPR tweeted.


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