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Transporters in J&K to observe indefinite strike from February 24

Last Updated on February 22, 2021 at 1:45 pm

Jammu and Kashmir transporters’ have announced a strike from February 24, 2021, till an indefinite period of time.

The All J&K Transport Welfare Association organized a meeting recently and came to this conclusion. This meeting was held under the leadership of senior members like Vijay Singh Chib, Kuldeep Singh and Mohinder Singh. Other than them, the presidents of all Commercial Transport Associations from Kashmir including Nazir Ahmed and Mudassar Bashir Dar were also present at the meeting held at Ware House in Jammu.

Members of the association unanimously decided in the meeting that all the transport vehicles will not operate on the road from the upcoming Wednesday until the demands of the transporters are not met. Members said that the association is having demands of revision of passenger fare and waive off Token/ Passenger tax during the lockdown period of one year.

Association said that earlier on January 6, transporters had organised a one-day token strike and the government authorities met them and had assured to solve their problems within a time period of one week. But this turned out to be a false assurance. At present, diesel and petrol price are at a record high and under such circumstances, transporters have to pay a high cost for operating their vehicles. So, transporters are alleging that the government is not considering this fact and transporters are forced to go for agitation as the last resort.