Srinagar: National Conference on Friday welcomed the order of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir quashing the circular issued by RTO, Kashmir, mandating the vehicle owners to re register their vehicles purchased from outside J&K, saying the measure has brought respite to people.
Welcoming the order, the party Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar said, “The government circular on re registration was an unnecessary burden imposed on people. Our party had sought exception of toll tax on re registration of outside vehicles, urging the government to address the actual road blocks towards ensuring hassle free traffic on roads in Jammu and Kashmir. However the administration had turned blind eyes to our pleas ignoring the enormous burden that the circular would have put on people. The court in its capacity as the guardian of constitution and individual rights has made a valid and accurate observation and quashed the circular.”
He said from shouldering the burden of people to tide over the rampage induced by the COVID-19 crises since 2020, the government has left no stone unturned to burden people with taxes and tolls of different hues.
“Such irrational circulars won’t help the government deal with the traffic mess but would only amplify the already existing traffic chaos,” he said adding that the best way to deal with the traffic mess is to augment the existing road infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir to meet the ever increasing demands of the people.