The residents of Mamar area of Ganderbal district Monday blocked Srinagar-Leh highway at Mamar Kangan and staged a protest demonstration against PDD authorities for failing to install electric transformer in a village ‘Pakhtoonpora’ which developed a fault some days back.
The protesters chanting anti-PDD slogans blocked the highway leaving hundreds of vehicles stranded for over two hours including school buses and tourist vehicles who visit famous tourist destination, Sonamarg.
People alleged that due to non-availability of power all of them especially the students are facing the brunt.
Later a team of civil administration and police reached the spot and pacified the protesters.
The protesters later on the assurance of the concerned officials dispersed peacefully.