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Transporters Declare ‘Chakka-Jam’ Across JK

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SRINAGAR: Jammu Kashmir Transport Welfare Association Wednesday said it will observe a ‘Chakka-Jam’ on the 17th of this month.

The association said that all the affiliated organisations have extended their support to the strike.

“The ‘Chaka-Jam’ has been announced to get our genuine demands resolved at the earliest,” General Secretary Transport Welfare Association Sheikh Muhammad Yousuf said.

He said a meeting of various transport associations and companies and unions of all segments was held at the Parimpora area of Srinagar outskirts and it was decided that 3.5 lakh people are associated with the transport sector across J&K that is continuously neglected by the government.

“Transporters are facing tough times despite working hard. Our earnings are shrinking due to heavy increases in taxes, fees, and penalties levied by the UT and central government” he said.

He said there are various demands that need to be resolved.

“We have submitted our charter of demands to the government and have highlighted all the issues pertaining to the transport sector. The transporters from both regions of Kashmir and Jammu have unanimously decided to go for a one-day Chakka Jam on 17 April this month.

He said that it has also been decided that if the Laylatul-Qadr will be observed on 17 April the transport will be available to all shrines and mosques after 6 pm for the convenience of the general public.

The transporters appealed to LG Manoj Sinha to resolve their genuine demands without making the public suffer. (KNT)

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( With inputs from : kashmirlife.net )

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