Take note of hardships faced by people

Take note of hardships faced by people

Soon after the last leg of Lok Sabha elections ended in Shopian and Pulwama districts in south Kashmir’s Anantnag parliamentary constituency, Jammu and Kashmir government announced lifting of restrictions on the movement of civilian vehicles on the Srinagar-Udhampur stretch on the National Highway 44 on Wednesdays. Now onwards the restrictions on the highway would remain in force only on Sundays.
The government had imposed restrictions on the movement of civilian vehicles from Baramulla to Udhampur twice a week in the month of April this year. The restrictions, according to the government, were put in place to facilitate the smooth movement of the convoy of the security forces. The restrictions were relaxed in the phased manner after the polling ended in Baramulla and Srinagar Parliamentary constituencies.
People are hoping that as the elections are over situation in coming days would ease out further. The ban on the movement of civilian vehicles on the highway had led to acute shortage of essentials in the Valley as the trucks carrying essentials remained stuck on the highway due to one or other reason.
The improvement in weather has also led to the reopening of Mughal Road, which has also led to more essentials arriving into the Valley.
Major losses were suffered by the people dealing with the perishable items. Vegetables and fruits turned rotten before reaching the dealers. They are hoping that it won’t happen again as season in the Valley is limited and if they continue to suffer loses they would be left with no other option other than winding up their businesses. The government has been reiterating that it’s awake to concerns of the people. One hopes that the people at the helm take a note of the hardships being faced by the people and take appropriate steps to make their lives easy.