Congress, AAP demand unhindered movement of fruit trucks on priority

 Jammu, September 26 (KMS): The Jammu and Kashmir chapter of the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party have demanded of the Modi government to ensure unhindered movement of the fruit-laden trucks out the Kashmir Valley on priority, saying delay in transportation of fruit is causing a huge loss to the economy of the Kashmiri traders.

Addressing a press conference in Jammu the Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee President, Vikar Rasool Wani said, as thousands of trucks with fruit are stranded on Srinagar-Jammu- highway, fruit growers and vendors are facing huge losses.

“We demand of the Modi government to manage this crisis immediately and provide relief to the distressed fruit growers. If the government fails to ensure the timely passage of the trucks, the Congress will step on to the streets in their support,” Wani said.

He said the apple growers have been incurring huge losses as the trucks transporting the fruit are halted on various stretches of the highway for 10 to 20 days.

It is important that the trucks reach their destination in time, he said.

Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson Pratap Jamwal also asked the administration to ensure smooth movement of fresh fruit-laden trucks on the highway and Mughal Road on priority.

Any delay in timely transportation of apple and other cash crops can lead to a big loss to the Jammu and Kashmir economy, he said in a statement.

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