Srinagar, Jan 5: In view of inclement weather prediction, the Kashmir Traders Alliance has urged the government to ensure the availability of essential commodities and medicines in the Kashmir division.
As per the statement issued by KTA president, Aijaz Shahdhar said that considering the potential shortage of essential commodities and medicines in Kashmir due to the possibility of closure of Srinagar-Jammu Highway, Kashmir Trade Alliance has demanded to keep food, besides fuel, gas, and medicines available on an emergency basis.
Shahdhar said frequent closure of the Srinagar-Jammu highway, leads to the shortage of essential items, including scarcity of petrol, diesel, food items, gas, and medicines are also scarce. He said that due to the non-availability of these items, people will face huge difficulties.
“Chilai Kalan has made life miserable and in those coldest days of winter, after the scarcity of electricity, there is also the fear of gas shortages due to the possible closure of Highway,” he said.
Shahdhar said that the absence of essential commodities also increases the risk of these items being sold at exorbitant prices in the markets. He advised the Divisional administration to take steps to alleviate the shortage of food items and medicines.