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Sagar rues curbs on inter district movement of passenger cabs in Srinagar

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Meets scores of transporter delegations at Nawa-e-Subha

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar on Thursday voiced concern over the curbs on passenger cabs in Srinagar, saying the measure has adversely impacted the livelihood of the cab owners besides putting scores of passengers in distress.

He, according to the NC spokesperson, stated this after meeting scores of transporters, here at the party headquarters Nawa e Subha, Srinagar. The visiting public delegations which had come from Dalgate Sumo Taxi Stand and from various other stands of city center brought to the notice of the General Secretary the hardships they are suffering from in wake of rampant curbs on their inter district movement. The transporters apprised Sagar about the unjustified seizure of vehicles by the traffic authorities.

The agitated sumo drivers taking exception over the seizure of vehicles said that authorities have been seizing their vehicles for entering the city center without notifying any proper route plan to ply on.

Regarding the route plan, the visiting delegations said that route plans are being drafted on arbitrary lines and that everyday changes in the route plans aren’t being publicized.

Sagar gave patient hearing to the visiting delegations and assured them that the party will take up the issues at all appropriate forums.

He made phone calls to the concerned in charges invested with the management of traffic and impressed upon them to come up with a specific and uniform route plan for vehicles traveling to and from Srinagar to other districts.

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