Srinagar, Dec 29: Hundreds of truck drivers including oil tankers who got stranded on 270-kilometer long Srinagar – Jammu highway amidst fresh snowfall at Patnitop on Tuesday appealed the IGP Traffic to evacuate them and safeguard their lives.
A truck driver namely Sajad Ahmad Khatana said around 2500 trucks are stranded on Srinagar -Jammu highway since last three days.
He said the stranded drivers have consumed all stuff what they had available in their tucks and now are going without food since last three days as authorities have stopped them from moving ahead.
He said that we can’t walk ahead as snow has got accumulated at Patni top and adjoining areas. “It is tough for us to walk by foot. From Tamater mode to Batote, the surface is slippery which has made walk a risky job for us”, he said.
Several truckers at the occasion protested against the authorities and demand their early evacuation.
They appealed IGP Traffic to intervene and evacuate the stranded truckers at an earliest. (KNS)