Saleem Iqbal Qadri

Highway restrictions: Sopore Fruit Mandi Union stage protest

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Sopore, July 05: Members of Sopore Fruit Mandi Union Friday held a protest demonstration against National Highway restrictions and urged the government to revoke the order.

The members along with President Fruit Growers and Dealers Association, Fayaz Ahmad Malik, had assembled at Fruit Mandi Sopore and staged a protest.

Holding placards and banners which read "revoke highway ban "We love Yatris", the protesters said that the order to ban civilian movement on highway has led to “huge crises”.

Speaking to the media, the president said, "The transportation of early varieties of apple and other fruits has got affected due to the highway restrictions. We are appealing the Governor led administration to revoke the order.”

Pertinently, the authorities have barred civilian traffic on 97 km stretch on Kashmir highway for five hours and suspension of trains on Qazigund-Banihal track from 10 am to 3 pm to “facilitate smooth conduct of Amarnath Yatra”.

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