Fruit traders protest against highway restrictions | KNO

Fruit traders protest against highway restrictions | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Sopore, July 05 (KNO) : Fruit traders at Asia's second largest Fruit mandi at apple town Sopore Friday held a protest, demanding immediate revocation of restrictions on Kashmir highway. Scores of members of Fruit growers and dealers association led by President Fayaz Ahmad Malik assembled at Fruit mandi Sopore and shouted slogans while holding placards and banners which reads “revoke highway ban, we love Yatris”. President Fayaz Ahmad Malik as per KNO Correspondent said that due to the restrictions on public transport, the early variety of Apples and other fruits were badly affected in order to supply other parts of country. He said that people particularly students and business community has been also affected severely. 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”.(KNO)