Highway blockade: Prices of commodities skyrocket in Jammu, stranded passengers protest

Srinagar: Passengers stranded in Jammu due to highway blockade on Friday protested urging government to take immediate steps to clear the road and to help the families stranded in Jammu.

“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.

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Officials said that almost 800 people are stranded due to closure of highway, the only road connectivity valley to the rest of the world.

The protesting families assembled at General Bus Stand Jammu urging authorities to take to be serious about the problems faced by them.

Many stranded families claimed that market prices of commodities has skyrocketed as there is no market checking squad to put rates in order. “Some of the shopkeepers are taking undue advantage of our miseries,” they claimed.

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