Srinagar: Several uptown areas without milk supply

Srinagar: Several uptown areas without milk supply

Passes to be issued on location basis, says Div Com

Irfan A Mir

Srinagar, Mar 31: Several uptown areas of Srinagar city are reportedly facing acute hardships due to non-availability of milk supplies amid restrictions imposed by government in wake of COVID -19 outbreak in J&K. Meanwhile, several milk suppliers appealed authorities to provide moving passes to their vehicles so that they will ensure milk supply in parts of Valley.
In view of current situation in Valley, several areas are surviving without having milk stock and have appealed authorities to ensure the service in their areas, a local news agency KNS reported.
Several callers told KNS that in wake of current situation when government has imposed “precautionary restrictions” to keep COVID-19 away, residents of several areas are suffering incalculably.
They said shops in their respective areas had already gone out of stock as the lockdown has entered into 13th day on Tuesday.
“Whenever we tried to move out, we were stopped by forces asked to show special moving passes. We approached administration in this regard but in one or other pretext, our pleas were ignored”, a milk supplier said.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandorang Pole said, “Vegetable and milk suppliers will be given passes from Deputy Commissioner’s office.”
He maintained it will be for very minimal person and on location basis. He also said that ATMs are smoothly functioning and to ensure further ease to people, he would take up the issue of mobile ATMs with J&K Bank officials. (KNS)