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JKAP welcomes re-opening of Mughal road for transportation of fruit

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Allow Bakarwal families to travel to Kashmir along with their livestock through this road: Altaf Bukhari

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) president Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Tuesday welcomed the government decision of re-opening of Mughal road for transportation of fruit from Kashmir to different parts of the country.

In a statement issued here, Bukhari said the government decision to allow downward vehicular traffic for transportation of cherry, peach, plum, and apricot to outside Kashmir is appreciable.

Bukhari extended gratitude to the Lieutenant Governor G.C Murmu for this significant decision which has provided a sigh of relief to the cherry and other fruit growers who will now be allowed to send their produce to outside Jammu Kashmir.

“This decision is bound to help the growers in a long way to gain better yield for their produce, the major portion of which is still to be harvested. I hope the rest of the produce is not wasted and is transported without any hassles to the outside J&K markets for better sales,” he added.

Bukhari demanded that the J&K government should now keep this prestigious road open for the transportation of fruit and vegetables round the year in view of the dilapidated condition of Srinagar-Jammu national highway.

Stating that the lockdown to curb spread of COVID-19 has badly disrupted the long spring migration of thousands of Bakarwal and Gujjar families across Jammu and Kashmir, the JKAP president urged the government of J&K to allow the movement of Bakarwal families who want to travel to Kashmir division from various parts of Jammu region along-with their livestock for season migration via Mughal Road.

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