Hundreds of stranded truckers appeal govt traffic to evacuate them from Patnitop area

Srinagar, Dec 29: Hundreds of truck drivers including oil tankers who got stranded on 270-kilometer long Srinagar – Jammu highway amidst fresh snowfall at Patnitop, appealed IGP Traffic to evacuate them and safeguard their lives.

Atruck driver namely Sajad Ahmad Khatana said that there are around 2500 trucks stranded on Srinagar -Jammu highway rightnow since last three days.

He said the stranded drivers have consumed all stuff what they had available in their tucks and now are going without food since last three days as authorities have stopped them from moving ahead.

Khatana  said that we can’t walk ahead as snow has got accumulated at Patni top and adjoining areas. “It is tough for us to walk by foot. From Tamater mode to Batote, the surface is slippery which has made walk a risky job for us”, he said.

Several truckers at the occasion protested against the authorities and demand their early evacuation. They appealed IGP Traffic to intervene and evacuate the stranded truckers at an earliest. (KNS)

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