300 passengers stranded at Jammu

RANJANA CHARAK

Jammu, Dec 14: Over 300 passengers are stranded here at General Bus Stand since the closure of highway due to heavy snowfall and rains.
The passengers, including over 50 women and two dozen children who have to move to hilly areas of Jammu region and Kashmir Valley, are waiting for the opening of the roads to reach their destinations.
Having spent a complete day and night in open, the passengers are facing many hardships. Till Friday evening, the passengers said, no official had visited the place to take stock of the situation.
The stranded passengers, mostly labourers and small businessmen are worried as they are running short of money and can’t afford to stay in Jammu for long.
Gulam Ahmed, with wife Amina and 11 year old son Zahoor, stranded at General Bus Stand since Thursday evening, said that it was becoming very hard for them to meet the expenses.
The family hails from Bijbehara, Islamabad (Anantnag).
Over 300 taxi operators plying on various routes are also stranded at the bus stand.

Lastupdate on : Fri, 14 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 14 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 15 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST




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