Kashmiri passengers stranded in Jammu demand airlifting

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Trucks line up near Srinagar outskirts. Photograph by Bhat Burhan for The Kashmir Walla

Srinagar: Following the closure of highway for the fifth consecutive day, stranded passengers in Jammu protested while urging the government to take immediate steps to clear the road or airlift them.

The protesting passengers as per reports, assembled at general bus stand Jammu urging authorities to solve their problems.

“Passengers should be airlifted by the authorities as there are children and women among the stranded passengers, the road has been closed for five days,” said a protesting passenger.

As per official reports there are almost 800 passenger stranded because of the closure of Srinagar-Jammu highway.

The stranded families also complained that the shopkeepers are selling the commodities at undue prices and are misusing their miseries, said protesters.

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