JKPM for lifting restrictions on tippers in Kupwara

Kupwara, Jun 26: JKPM leader from Lolab in north Kashmir, Feroz Wani has sought revocation of the ban order on the entry of trucks and Tippers in Kupwara town from 8 am upto 6 pm daily. He said the no entry order has badly hit livelihood of hundreds of truckers especially from Lolab area who have no other alternate route to travel in connection with their day to day business.
In a statement, Feroz Wani while urging the Deputy Commissioner Kupwara to revoke the no entry order for the trucks and tippers in the Kupwara town from 8am to 6 pm, has said that this ban order has affected only truckers of the Lolab area because they have no other alternative except to pass through the town where as heavy vehicles from all other areas have other alternate routes available to ferry and carry on their business.
He said if this particular no entry order was not lifted, it will severely affect livelihood of the proprietors as well as drivers of trucks and tippers plying in between Lolab to Kupwara belt.
He said majority of truck and tipper owners have availed loans from banks and other financial institutions to purchase their vehicles and they would not be able to repay their loan installments and interest money on due date, as the restrictions on ferrying their vehicles through Kupwara town would leave them idle. “So it was necessity to revoke the impingement no entry order without further delay,” Frozen Wani has urged.
The JKPM leader from Lolab has said that the working season in the valley is already limited due to its unfavourable and peculiar weather conditions.
“Moreover, in view of the prevailing unpredictable law and order situation, the administration should try to provide maximum opportunities of livelihood to the people of the valley especially associated with trade and business, instead of choking the available job avenues,” Feroz Wani has asserted while demanding lifting of the restrictions on entry of tippers in Kupwara town during day time. (KNS)