Srinagar: National Conference Member of Parliament from Anantnag Hasnain Masoodi on Tuesday sought exemption of tax on re registration of non-J&K registered vehicles, urging the government to address the actual road blocks towards ensuring hassle free traffic on roads in Jammu and Kashmir.
In a statement, Masoodi said the re-registration of non-J&K registered vehicles would put extra burden on the people especially the middle classes despite the fact that one time token tax has already been paid to the actual registered state/UT.
He said given the economic slump in the region the government is expected to provide succor to the people. He impressed upon the government to levy only a nominal amount of re-registration fee from these vehicles as used to be charged until now. The measure of levying heavy toll tax on re-registration, he said would impede the process of re-registration as the people would skip the process to evade the heavy duty.
“To ensure that all the outside vehicles are duly re-registered, the government should only charge a nominal amount,” he said. In addition to it, he said such measures won’t help the government deal with the traffic mess. He said the best way to deal with the traffic mess is to augment the existing road infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir to live up to the ever increasing demands of the people.