Govt directs officers to ensure priority passage to fruit laden trucks
SRINAGAR: Following several complaints about delaying the movement of fruit laden trucks on the national highway, Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture Production Department (APD), Atal Dulloo chaired a meeting at Civil Secretariat here to discuss the issues and difficulties pertaining to the movement of trucks carrying fruits and Vegetables on National Highway from valley.
While chairing the meeting, Atal Dulloo directed the concerned authorities to take immediate measures so that fruit laden trucks are provided a smooth passage.
ACS directed Police and Traffic authorities to provide round the clock and hassle-free safe passage to the fruit laden trucks on the interior roads and highway on priority basis and avoid unwarranted stoppages enroute.
He further directed them to monitor the fruit transportation on daily basis besides they will hold review meetings with fruit growers and other concerned officers and take further course of necessary action.
Atal Dullo said that fruits and vegetables being perishable commodities need hassle free passage of movement from Kashmir valley and all measures shall be taken to ensure early, prompt and remunerative marketing.
The meeting was attended by Secretary Tribal Affairs, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Secretary in Agriculture Production Department Mohammad Akbar Wani, senior officers from Horticulture, Agriculture, Traffic, Police Departments and fruit growers.