J&K Transporters Welfare Forum (TWF), Jammu Tuesday announced to go on strike against the government order allowing public transport to ply only at 50 percent of its authorized seating capacity.
Talking to media persons, President J&K Transporters Welfare Forum (TWF) T S Wazir said no passenger vehicle would ply on roads from Wednesday till the government announced a 50 percent hike in passenger fare.
“It’s not feasible for transporters to ply buses or mini-buses (matadors) only at 50 percent of seating capacity. In the wake of spiraling diesel prices, it is not possible for any transporter to spend money out of his pocket to run a loss-making business. The government has taken a decision without taking us into confidence. We have come to know about it only through tweets,” Wazir said.
Earlier, the government had ordered that public transport including matadors, mini-buses, and buses in J&K would be permitted to ply only at 50 percent of its authorized seating capacity.
“The District Superintendents of Police should ensure compliance to this effect,” the order read.