Stranded passengers ask where is administration

Hundreds of Kashmir-bound passengers stranded at the main bus stand here slammed the state administration for failing to inquire about their wellbeing.
Stranded passengers ask where is administration
Photo: Mir Imran/GK

Hundreds of Kashmir-bound passengers stranded at the main bus stand here slammed the state administration for failing to inquire about their wellbeing.

"Highway closure is nothing new but no one bothered to even inquire about our plight," said Ghulam Mohiuddin, a passenger from Kulgam district.

He said the administration would arrange kitchens for stranded passengers at the Jammu bus stand and elsewhere. 

"Nothing this time," he said.

Mohiuddin said that taking advantage of the situation, traders have raised prices of essential commodities and hotel tariffs have seen a sudden jump in Jammu.

As many as 500 people are stranded in Jammu for the past few days after the Srinagar-Jammu highway was closed due to snowfall and landslides.

Another stranded passenger from Baramulla district, who had been on a visit to Ajmer along with his six family members, said he had exhausted all his money and had to borrow cash from a relative posted in the secretariat. 

He said that in the past government would airlift stranded passengers but "leave aside airlifting us they didn't bother to see the state we are in".

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