Srinagar, May 19: All Kashmir Transporters’ Conference (AKTC) on Friday welcomed the G-20 conference in Srinagar and said that the event is set to give a further boost to the tourism sector in Jammu and Kashmir. The association also said that the transporters are being harassed and forced to go on strike to sabotage the G-20 event.
Addressing a news conference here, Chairman AKTC, Muhammad Shafi, who was accompanied by other members, welcomed the proposed G20 conference in Srinagar.
He said that the event will promote business in Jammu and Kashmir, especially in the Valley, and most importantly, it will increase tourism, which will benefit everyone here.
Shafi also expressed his resentment over the alleged harassment to the transporters in different districts for no reasons.
He said that harassing the transporters should be stopped.
Shafi further said that private vehicles are being driven on the routes while the transporters pay the tax, adding that the operation of private vehicles on the routes must be stopped.
He further said that the transporters from Karnah, Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam to Kupwara, Anantnag and Srinagar are united and they want to solve every issue in unison. “We will support the government to prevent corruption and we are with every decision of the government,” they added.
He said that the transporters are harassed and forced to go on strike. “This is a conspiracy to sabotage G20, which will be foiled. “The process of fitness of vehicles is being forced to be completed offline. But, one fails to understand why the transporters are not being given the advantage of the online facilities,” he said, adding that on this issue, more action will be taken after the culmination of the G20 event.
Regarding the transporters, he appealed the Lieutenant Governor and Secretary Transport to intervene into the matter.
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