Vehicles stranded on highway: ‘We are here for days’



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Srinagar: Load carriers with essential commodities are stuck on Udhampur- Baramulla highway for the last four days, as authorities allegedly are not allowing them to move, alleges a group of drivers, who are furious about administrations lack of attention towards their plea.

They alleged that convoy movement is allowed on the road but they being asked to halt, giving them the reason of blockade since 24 April.

“On 24 April we started our journey from Jammu to Kashmir. Our vehicles are stranded since then and were stopped at several places at Bantalab, Balli Batal and Tikri village of Udhampur. Even when convoys move, why are not we allowed to travel?,” alleges Mohammad Yaseen, 50 –year- old driver over phone to The Kashmir Walla.

He added that the administration didn’t pay any heed after they called traffic control room several times. “SHO Udhampur came to us yesterday and assured that we will be allowed after few hours. It has been a day since, we are struck here. Neither we have any food facilities nor there are any other facilities. What should we do?”

He further said that the administration should think about their livelihood, Mr. Yaseen said that they are forced to do a day’s work in weeks which affects their livelihood very badly.

“Disallowing the movement of vehicles has made us frustrated, this way how are we going to have profits. Here no-body takes any responsibility, what for this highway was made, if we have to face all these issues.”

Meanwhile drivers stranded with their vehicles requested the administration to look after this matter.


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