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SRINAGAR: Massive traffic Jams at world famous Zozila pass on Srinagar Leh Highway, gateway to Ladakh region is causing many  difficulties. As a result people are made to walk long distances. According to voices on ground, nexus between shopkeepers and drivers is leading to mess as to get commission they create chaos. On the otherhand, sane voices state these deliberate attempts of Shopkeepers and their nexus will sometimes lead to a disaster as it is high altitude area, and especially tourists are not acclimatized to high altitude scenarios and if landslide, snowfall occurs this can lead to a very dangerous situation.

 

“It is a very awkward scenario the manner in which road is blocked deliberately by drivers and shopkeepers in area around Zozila Pass, this despite being a very high altitude area and prone to many natural vulnerabilities. The tourists will find it difficult to escape if this deliberate traffic jam creates any dangerous episode. Authorities should crack a whip on it,” stated Gulzar Ahmad, a local, while talking to The Kashmir News Bureau. Concerned voices are urging the traffic police to come tough on the violators so that tragedy can be averted.