Taxi drivers on a looting spree, allege locals

The locals on Sunday alleged that they are overcharged by taxi drivers whenever the Jammu-Srinagar highway is closed.

The locals on Sunday alleged that they are overcharged by taxi drivers whenever the Jammu-Srinagar highway is closed. 

Commuters said, "Due to the closure of the highway on various occasions, we get caught up in a situation, as public transporters charge us heavily and ask unjustified fares from us." 

They alleged that the concerned authorities, including ARTO Ramban, have not tried to regulate the fare and even auto rickshaw drivers' take undue advantage of the closed roads.  

The locals demanded that DC Ramban should look into the matter and try to regulate fares, while acting strictly against the drivers who taken undue advantage of blocked roads. 

ARTO Ramban Mohammad Saleem did not respond to repeated calls for seeking his comments on the issue by Greater Kashmir.

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