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Fruit-trucks faced difficulties on highway due to bumper crop this year: Div Com

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Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, P K Pole on Friday said that fruit-laden trucks faced difficulties on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway “as the Kashmir valley witnessed a bumper apple crop, which crossed 21 lakh metric tonnes this year”.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function in Langate, Pole said the apple crop usually remained in between 17 to 18 lakh metric tonnes, however, this year it crossed 21 lakh metric tonnes.

He added that “due to the bumper crop this year, fruit-laden trucks faced some difficulties on Srinagar-Jammu national highway.”

He also said that till the 12th of this month, around 80,000 fruit-laden trucks travelled through the highway while some of them were diverted via Mughal road as well.

“There is smooth passage of trucks along the national highway now and at least 1,500 fruit-laden trucks are received per day,” he said.


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