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Transporters in Sopore threaten to go on indefinite strike

Srinagar, November 15 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, transporters including taxi unions in Sopore town of Baramulla district have threatened to go on an indefinite strike against the authorities’ move of accommodating illegal taxis in general bus stand.

President graduate mini bus owners, Abdul Hameed, in a media interview in Sopore said the administration’s move of rehabilitating 400-500 illegal taxis 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 maintained that this is not possible to have three stands in the same location. They said the Municipal council and local administration were playing with them. They demanded that the order should be immediately revoked.

President of taxi stand union, Abdul Majeed, said that they were not taken on board and this is not an acceptable move. It may have every apprehension of internal clashes between the transporters, he added.

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

It is to mention here that on Monday, the administration issued a formal order after a meeting rehabilitating all types of vehicles in the name of streamlining traffic in the town.

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