Transporters across the state would observe a strike on June12 (Wednesday) against levying of toll tax on the Jammu-Srinagar nationalhighway and the recent government order asking them to install hi-tech systemssuch as vehicle location tracking devices and panic button in the vehicles.
General Secretary Kashmir Transporters Welfare AssociationSheikh Muhammd Yusuf told Greater Kashmir that the strike, which will also beobserved to press for demands like speedy verification of documents, will alsobe held by the Jammu transporters.
“Heavy toll charges (Rs 285) for a bus on national highwayis a burden. Transport sector has been suffering huge losses in the Valley andnow administration wants us to install hi-tech gadgets in our vehicles whichcosts almost Rs 20,000. It is a burden on us,” Yusuf said.
He said that the transporters have decided to go for a daylong token strike and that if demands are not met they will intensify the stirand go for indefinite chakka-jam strike.
He said that buses, Sumos, auto rickshaws and all othercommercial vehicles will observe the strike on June 12.