Stranded Passengers Allege Price Hike By Hoteliers, Traders On Highway

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SRINAGAR —Taking advantage of Srinagar-Jammu highway closure due to inclement weather, shopkeepers and vendors selling essential commodities have hiked prices of vegetables and meat across Kashmir.

As the only road link connecting Kashmir to the rest of the world remained closed for the sixth consecutive day on Saturday, traders were seen defying government notified rate list of essentials and selling goods much dearer than the prescribed prices.

Most of the shops don’t show the rate-list and sell essential items at their own rates. 

A truck driver stuck on the road said the market checking squad is nowhere to check the illegal profiteering.

“Shopkeepers have hiked the rates of almost all essential commodities and vegetables and fruits ever since the highway has been closed,” he added.

He said the hoteliers have also doubled the rates of hotel rooms creating more problems to the passengers.

 

 

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