Srinagar: The transporters associated with All J&K Transport Welfare Association have decided to go on an indefinite strike from February 24 to press for fulfillment of their demand.
General Secretary of the Association said it was unanimously decided in the meeting that they will go for an indefinite strike from February 24 till their demands are fulfilled by the government for revision in passenger fare and waive off/ rollback Token Tax/ Passenger tax during the lockdown period for one year.”
“We had observed one day strike on January 6, and J&K government had assured us that all our demands will be fulfilled by one week time, but till date nothing has been done. We have submitted the cost of operation in the office of Transport Commissioner for Revision in passenger fare because the rates of petroleum products are increasing day-by-day. Passenger fare was revised in April 2018, then the rate of Diesel was Rs 65/litre but now the rate of Diesel is 82/litre which is not now bearable by the Transporters of J&K,” he said.
“We are not interested to go for indefinite strike but the UT Govt. of J & K is enforcing us to do so. Due to the indefinite strike inconvenience to the general public/student community is the responsibility of the Govt,” he added.
The decision was taken during a meeting which was held in Ware House Jammu in which Vijay Singh, Kuldeep Singh & Mohinder Singh and also Presidents of all Commercial Transport Association including Nazir Ahmad, Mudasir Bashir Dar from Kashmir province were also present. (KDC)