Stranded Passengers Protest In Jammu, Due To Price Hike In Markets

JAMMU

Stranded passengers travelling back to Kashmir today protested in Jammu urging government to airlift them immediately. They also asked government to take immediate steps to clear road and to help the families stuck.

“Government should air lift stranded passengers as there are women and children who are suffering badly,” protesters said. The Srinagar Jammu highway has been closed five days back due to snowfall and landslides.

Huge snow avalanche had come down near Jawahar tunnel as well. According to traffic officials almost 800 people are stranded due to closure of highway, the only road connectivity of Valley to rest of the world.

According to reports, stranded families assembled in General Bus Stand Jammu asking authorities to take serious note of difficulties they are facing. “What’s stopping government from airlifting people to valley. Will they only airlift the dead,” they said.

They said had the administration been serious they would have been all to valley in five days. “Does this government was us to accept that they cannot airlift us because they just cannot. They can, only if they want to,” they accused.

“Every day the officials tell us that road will be open tomorrow but since five days road is closed and it seems no early it will be opened,” they said. Many stranded families claimed that market prices of commodities has sky rocketed as there is no market checking squads trying to put order in place.