Essentials should be stored before the highway closure

Administration should be mobilised to deal with black marketing, hoarding: KTA

Srinagar: Considering the potential shortage of essential commodities and medicines in the Valley due to the possibility of closure of Srinagar-Jammu Highway, Kashmir Trade Alliance has demanded to keep food, besides fuel, gas and medicines available on an emergency basis.
President KTA Ajaz Shahdhar, said that due to frequent closure of Srinagar-Jammu highway, where there is shortage of other commodities in the valley, petrol, diesel, food items, gas and medicines are also scarce. He said that due to non-availability of these items, people will face huge difficulties.
“Chilai Kalan has made life miserable and in those coldest days of winter, after the scarcity of electricity, there is also the fear of gas shortages due to the possible closure of Highway, He said
Shahdhar said that the absence of essential commodities also increases the risk of these items being sold at exorbitant prices in the Markets. He advised the Divisional administration to take steps to alleviate the shortage of food items and medicines.

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