Transporters to go on wheel jam strike today
1.35 lakh passenger vehicles to remain off roads
Jammu, Sep 20: Even as the government has invited transporters for dialogue, over 1.35 lakh commercial vehicles will remain off roads across the state Wednesday as the transporters have decided to go ahead with 2 day state-wide strike demanding 50 per cent increase in passenger fare.
“We have received an official invitation from the government for talks for tomorrow. Finance Commissioner Sudhanshu Pandey, who is the chairman of sub-committee formed to look into the grievances of the transporters, will hold dialogue with transporters at 4:00 pm tomorrow but we have decided to go ahead with the strike,” All Jammu & Kashmir Passenger Transport Association president Anil Chopra told Greater Kashmir.
Chopra said that over 1.35 lakh commercial vehicles, including buses, mini-buses, Tata Sumo, Tata Tempo and other passenger vehicles will remain off the roads in protest against the government’s “failure” to concede their demands.
Minister for Transport Qamar Ali Akhoon said, “We have invited the transporters for talks tomorrow and the Finance Commissioner Sudhanshu Pandey will hold talks with them. We are hopeful that they will call off their strike.”
Lastupdate on : Tue, 20 Sep 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
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