Srinagar to get 15 radio taxis: Div Com
‘Yeh Radio System Kya hai?’
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Mar 13: Like other cities of the country, Radio Taxi Service is being introduced in Srinagar with an intent to provide better transport facility to commuters, an official handout said adding a high level meeting in this regard was Tuesday convened by Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr Asgar Samoon.
“It was given out that in the first phase, 15 Radio taxies would be arranged and anybody in need can utilize its services by a phone call,” it added.
The meeting was informed that Radio Taxi service is being introduced under SRO 94.
The Divisional Commissioner assured full support from the administration for the transporters who are willing to be part of this scheme.
The meeting deliberated on various aspects of Radio Taxi service schemes.
The meeting was attended by DDC Srinagar, DIG Traffic, RTO Kashmir, Joint Commissioner SMC and representatives of Taxi Association Srinagar.
Sources privy to the meeting, however said, there was little response to the government plans from the taxi owners side as they couldn’t “well understand the benefits or reasons of introducing this system.”
“Even though the government is willing to get loan sanctioned for the radio devices, we are yet to well understand what will be the benefit of installation of the devices,” said a taxi driver adding that he doesn’t want to get “unnecessarily indebted”.
“We have already suffered a lot in the past years of turmoil, we don’t want to take any risks,” he and some other taxi owners said.
“Or may be it’s a scheme to benefit some influential transporters,” they alleged adding the government should launch an awareness campaign in this regard prior to taking any final decision.
Lastupdate on : Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 13 Mar 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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