Public transporters suffer losses in jams
GK CITY CORRESPONDENT
Srinagar, Aug 17: The public transporters, mostly minibus and auto-rickshaw drivers have said the traffic jams during the relaxation days severely affect their business.
The transporters said while other business communities like the shopkeepers and street vendors make “good earnings” during the relaxation announced by Hurriyat (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani, the bus drivers and rickshaw owners suffer.
“Half of the relaxation day got waste in traffic jams and I could do mere three trips in a day,” complained an auto-rickshaw driver adding he earned mere Rs 150 during the day.
“Most of this earning was spent in burning fuel during the snail pace of the traffic,” he said adding he earned little to spare for the rest of the week.
Similar were the complaints of the Tata 407 drivers operating in the summer capital.
“I did only three trips to Lal Chowk as almost five hours were lost in traffic jams,” said a bus driver plying on the Batamaloo-Dalgate track.
Pertinently during relaxations in the past two months of unrest, an unusual rush of vehicles is witnessed on the roads with some four lakh vehicles zooming past the City, officials said.
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