Traffic ban on highway will add to miseries of common people: Monga

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Srinagar, Apr 4: While reacting to J&K government’s decision that there shall be no movement of civilian traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu highway for two days every week, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) vice president and former MLC G N Monga Thursday said it will add to the miseries of common people, who are already suffering immensely due to the prevailing situation in the state.
In a statement issued to press in Srinagar he said the government must find an alternative to ensure the safety of security forces convoys. “We understand the security concern but that doesn’t mean that people will be left to suffer. There must be other methods which can ensure the safety of security convoys, but it should not be done at the cost of lot of inconvenience to common people,” Monga said.
Appealing Government of India (GoI) and Governor administration to immediately revoke this order and find out some other alternative, the Congress leader questioned, “How will patients reach to hospitals during these two days of ban? How will employees reach to their offices and how will students attend schools and colleges?”
“Stopping traffic for two days looks difficult to manage because there will be lot of hue and cry,” he added.