Sopore transporters to go on strike over ‘illegal’ move of bus stand

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Transporters including sumo unions in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday threatened to go on an indefinite strike against administration’s move of accommodating illegal sumo’s in general bus stand.

President graduate mini bus owners, Abdul Hameed while talking to a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO), said that the move administration of rehabilitating 400-500 illegal sumo’s in general bus stand Sopore is totally unacceptable.

“Will go to any extent, but will not allow administration to do this, as this move will affect us,” he said.

Transporters say that this is not possible to have three stands in the same location, while Municipal council and local administration is playing with them.

“We were not taken on board, this is not an acceptable move. The move may have every apprehension of internal clashes between the transporters,” said Abdul Majeed, president Sumo stand union.

Similarly, traders federation Sopore have also opposed the move of accommodating illegal sumos in the bus stand.

Meanwhile, the transporters demanded that the order should be immediately revoked and they should also be taken on board.

On Monday, administration issued a formal order after a review meeting to streamline traffic in the town, rehabilitating all types of vehicles. (KNO)

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