Srinagar, Feb 25: Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCC&I) Monday met the administration here regarding the recent shortage of essentials and the losses faced by the business community.
Nasir Hamid Khan, senior vice president, KCC&I met Divisional Commissioner Baseer Ahmad Khan, in his office chambers and apprised the latter of the problems being faced by the general public and the business community due to the frequent closure of the highway and the subsequent shortage of essentials.
The Divisional Commissioner, as per KCC&I, said that the administration was closely monitoring the situation.
He stated that there was no cause for panic on account of shortage of fuels and LPG. He said that a large number of vehicles carrying Petroleum products and LPG Cylinders were stranded due to landslides near Battery Cheshmaand Patnitop resulting in the running dry of petrol pumps.
He said that the patch had now been cleared on war-footing and around 500 to 600 trucks carrying these essentials and food grains were on way to Kashmir.
The Div Comm, as per KCC&I, assured that petrol pumps would be replenished soon but rationing would continue as a precautionary measure till the stocks were fully replenished.
He advised the general public not to go for panic stocking of essentials as the supply would be restored to normal soon.
Nasir Khan invited the attention of the Divisional Commissioner towards the problems being caused to the fruit industry in the movement of fruit laden trucks towards Jammu and other stations.
He said that although the traffic schedule was from Srinagar to Jammu, fruit ladens trucks had been stopped at Qazigund.
The Div Comm said the trucks had been stopped to facilitate the movement of the essentials to Srinagar and issued on spot instructions to all concerned Deputy Commissioners to ensure that all fruit laden vehicles were cleared at the earliest and also regularly monitor and facilitate the movement of fruit to their destinations.