J&K transporters to go on indefinite strike from Mar 10

Jammu: To press the government to fulfill their long pending demands, transporters across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will be going on indefinite strike from March 10.
Around 75,000 commercial vehicles would come standstill from Lakhanpur to Kashmir in view of indefinite strike starting from March 10, Chairman, All J&K Transport Welfare Association Trilochan Singh Wazir said.
Mr Wazir further said that the strike would continue unless the transporters gets justice.
However, representatives of Auto union, buses, trucks, oil tankers, taxis, mini buses also participated in the meeting.
Mr Wazir stated, “transporters are being deliberately harassed by the government”.
In order to fulfill the target, the executive police, which was deployed to maintain law and order has also been engaged in fining vehicles to fill the government treasury.
Last year too, the then Governor Satyapal Malik and the incumbent Lieutenant Governor G C Murmu, have been made aware of the transporters demands and the problems being faced, but nothing has been achieved except the assurance till date.
The demands included order to collect nine per cent tax on new vehicles, old vehicles be withdrawn, waving off passenger tax, token tax is not collected in the Union Territory, traffic, executive police’s arbitrariness should be abolished, hike in passenger fare or removal of toll plaza.