Sumo drivers fleece people during strikes
Bandipore, July 3: The people returning to Bandipore from Srinagar and Sopur have accused the Sumo drivers of overcharging them during the strike days.
They accused the drivers of exploitation saying the authorities had failed to take stringent action against the erring drivers.
“The Sumo from Srinagar to Bandipore charges Rs 70 per head. But during the strike days, they charge exorbitant sums from the hapless people intending to reach home,” Abdul Majeed Lone, secretariat employee said.
The, Bandipore Sumo Service President, Muhammad Dilawar Khan, said overcharging was being done by the drivers who were not registered with the stand. He said hundreds of Sumo owners with no route permits were allegedly blackmailing the passengers.
ADC Bandipore, Ghulam Hassan who is also the Transport Officer said strict action would be taken against all those found guilty of overcharging and overloading. “The route permits and rate list of the Sumos plying from Srinagar to Bandipora will be checked,” he added.
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