Stranded passengers on highway appeal CM to intervene

Stranded passengers on highway appeal CM to intervene

Srinagar: Hundreds of passengers who are stranded at different places on the Srinagar-Jammu highway since four days now, Tuesday appealed the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti to intervene for their passage.
The stranded passengers face many problems including shortage of food and medicines.
Some stranded passengers have managed to reach some safer places on foot but a large number of people including children and ailing, are still waiting for the highway to pen.
Advocate Jameel Shaheen, he also is among the stranded passengers told Kashmir Reader that he was stuck near Peera for last 3 days and he managed to reach Udhampur.
He blamed the state government for the mess on highway.
“The passenger vehicles were allowed to move from Jammu towards Kashmir on 11th March despite the road was blocked due to landslide at Ramban,” Jameel said adding the authorities wanted to get rid of protests by Kashmiri passengers at Jammu so they deliberately put the passengers into the trouble.
The stranded passengers, who called Kashmir Reader over phone, appealed Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to intervene so that they reach to their respective destinations.
Pertinently, the Srinagar-Jammu highway is closed since last seven days after landslides and shooting stones damaged the highway at many places.

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