SRINAGAR: Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCC&I) senior vice president Nasir Hamid Khan on Monday met the Divisional Commissioner Baseer Ahmad Khan regarding the problems being faced by people due to frequent closure of highway and subsequent shortage of essentials.
The Div Com said the administration was closely monitoring the situation and that there was no cause for panic on account of shortage of fuels and LPG, KCC&I said in a statement issued here.
It quoted Baseer Khan as saying that a large number of vehicles carrying petroleum products and LPG cylinders were stranded due to landslides near Battery Cheshma/Patnitop resulting in the running dry of petrol pumps.
The patch had now been cleared on war-footing and around 500 to 600 trucks carrying these essentials and food grains were on way to Kashmir, the Div Com, as per the statement said, adding that petrol pumps would be replenished soon but rationing would continue as a precautionary measure till the stocks were fully replenished.
Div Com also advised the general public not to go for stocking of essentials as the supply would be restored to normal soon, KCC&I said.
Nasir Hamid Khan also invited the attention of Divisional Commissioner towards the problems being caused to the fruit industry in the movement of fruit laden trucks towards Jammu and other stations.
He said although the traffic schedule was from Srinagar to Jammu, fruit-laden trucks had been stopped at Qazigund.
“Baseer Ahmad Khan said the trucks had been stopped to facilitate the movement of the essentials to Srinagar and issued on spot instructions to all concerned Deputy Commissioners to ensure that all fruit laden vehicles were cleared at the earliest and also regularly monitor and facilitate the movement of fruit to their destinations,” KCC&I senior vice president said.