Left demands rollback of passenger fare hike
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Dec 7: Day after Jammu and Kashmir government approved hike in transport fares, state unit of CPI (M) today termed the decision as "anti-people" and demanded its immediate rollback.
"The hike in transport fare is one-sided, arbitrary and unjustified. It has been announced at a time when the shooting prices of essential commodities have pushed the people to the wall," State Secretary of CPI (M) M Y Tarigami said in a statement here.
"The decision taken by the Government is most deplorable and needs to be opposed tooth and nail," he said.
Jammu and Kashmir Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in winter capital Jammu yesterday, approved re-fixing of maximum chargeable fares “in case of stage and contract carriers.”
As per the Cabinet decision, 14.40 per cent hike has been approved in existing fares of big buses (stage carriage), 13.49 per cent hike in mini buses (stage carriage), 12.13 per cent hike in taxi, maxi cabs (contract carriers) and 8.81 per cent hike in petrol driven auto rickshaws (contract carriage).
Tarigami said the government decision would put more burden on the people who are already suffering a great deal because of all-round price rise.
"The lower and middle income groups will be the worst hit by the increase in transport fares," he said.
"The state government has repeatedly failed to do its bit in controlling the inflation and instead of improving its administrative practices, it is resorting to taxing the commuters, which is unfair and unprecedented,"
Tarigami called for an immediate rollback of the hike.
Tariagami said as had been with the recent decisions over hike in prices of diesel and LPG (cooking gas), the Government was taking one anti-people decision after another, subjecting the common man to severe hardships.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 7 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 7 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 8 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM BUSINESS
- Left demands rollback of passenger fare hike
- Commuters incensed
- JKSMA to celebrate Int’l mountain day
- JK Postal Circle to recruit more staff
- Govt wins FDI vote in Rajya Sabha
- EPFO time bars inquiry against employers in PF cases to 7 yrs
- Defunct ATMs annoy customers in Kupwara
- Aryans launches scholarship awareness campaign
- Customers appeal JK Bank
- Royal Pashmina exhibition begins at Delhi
- Travel bodies form coordination committee
- LA panel seeks report on brick kilns
Protests Erupt In Summer Capital; No Improvement Unless Consumers Cooperate: PDD
MUDDASIR ALI/ZAHID MAQBOOL
Srinagar, Dec 7: With power situation worsening in Kashmir, people on Friday took to roads in several parts of the summer capital here to protest against the erratic power supply amid biting cold conditions More
- Srinagar City
Rakh-e-Arth lacks basic amenities
Srinagar, Dec 7: Notwithstanding the Central government’s liberal funding on conservation of Dal Lake and rehabilitation of Dal dwellers, the state government has been unable to mitigate the sufferings More
Zubair Posted Spl Secretary Finance, Kumar Is Addl Secretary Planning
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Dec 7: The state government Friday ordered promotions and transfers in the middle-rung administration. As per the orders issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), Farooq Ahmad More
Rafah, Dec 7: Exiled Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal broke into tears on Friday as he arrived in the Gaza Strip for his first-ever visit, a landmark trip reflecting his militant group's growing international More
- GK Feature
A mother who lost her four sons and her husband to conflict in the past sixteen years
A MOTHER’S TRAGEDY
Sitting near the window of her modest home in Diver, Lolab, 120kms north of Srinagar, Jana Begum, 51, emptily stares around, heaving long sighs of “haye meray Khuda”, before talking about what she has More
Islamabad: Failure of the authorities to take measures for conservation of river Jhelum here has pushed it on the verge of extinction. Considered to be lifeline of Kashmir, the river is marred by More