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Highway closed due landslide, shopkeepers fleecing stranded passengers

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Srinagar: Stranded passengers are claiming that shopkeepers are fleecing them over the strategic highway connecting Srinagar to Jammu that was closed today following landslide in Ramban.

Officials said that rains lashed the area that caused fresh landslides at Battery Chashma in Ramban over the road.

While officials claimed that men and machinery are on job to restore traffic at earliest.

Passengers stranded over the road are accusing shopkeepers over the road of fleecing them and overcharging for products.

“They want to drain the money and fill their pockets over our plight. Where are authorities,” a stranded passenger told INS over phone.

He said that that water, food, rice and biscuits are being sold at over charged prices.

They appealed authorities to crack the whip over such business establishments who break law.


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