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JAMMU: Congress on Thursday expressed great concern over the emerging situation due to continuous closure of National Highway and urged the State administration to take emergency steps in this regard.In a statement president J&K Pradesh Congress Committee G.A. Mir said that the people in Kashmir Valley were already facing hardships due to recent heavy snowfall and a lethargic administration and now the closure of Highway has multiplied their woes manifold.He said that there is shortage of essential commodities and prices are sky rocketing while thousands of people are stranded on Highway on different places.He said that in the past, the elected governments used to stock rations and other essentials in Kashmir Valley, Ladakh and snow bound areas in Jammu region before the onset of winter but now all such practices have become things of past.Mir said that during elected governments people protested whenever they faced difficulties because they had a hope that the government will come to their rescue but now they have no such hopes thus facing harshest hardships silently.Mir urged the Lt. Governor Administration that essential commodities for valley should be airlifted on warfooting and also steps be taken to evacuate the stranded passengers from different places.
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