My Report: Srinagar-Jammu Highway – Truck Drivers’ Lives at a Halt
Video Editor: Ashutosh Bhardwaj
At least a thousand truck drivers have been stranded near the Jawahar Tunnel along the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway for more than a week because the highway has been closed due to heavy snowfall and avalanches.
I was around the area when I came across trucks parked one after another and when the drivers saw a camera in my hand, they requested me to take a video of their plight.
The truck drivers are stranded without any food or water. There are no toilet facilities for them. Thankfully, the locals are helping them with food and water, but that isn’t enough.
To make matters worse, the truck drivers told me that no government officials have come to visit them.
And till now, all that the authorities want is for them to move their trucks. But the drivers refuse to drive all the way back.
Right now, the truck drivers have only one request – to be allowed to go to Banihal.
We just hope that the officials hear their plea and provide some kind of support.
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