Transporters defer strike call after admin’s assurance

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Srinagar: The All Jammu and Kashmir Transporters Welfare Association has deferred their proposed indefinite strike call from 24 February following an assurance from the government to consider their demands, including roll back of toll tax.

Shabir Matt, Chairman of the association told a local news agency, Kashmir Dot Com (KDC) that the decision to defer the strike call till further notice was taken following an assurance during a meeting by the Commissioner Secretary Transport to consider the issues, including roll back of toll charges and hike in fare tariffs.

He said transporters associated with the association, which had called for the strike from 24 February, had deferred their decision following this.

Earlier, the transporters association had decided to indefinitely keep their vehicles off the roads across the country from 24 February, accusing the government of failing to take any action on their demands. Their main demands are to rollback toll tax besides a review on hike in fare tariffs. (KDC)

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