All J&K Transporters Welfare Association has suspended its strike till June 13 after assurance by the Dy Chief Minister, Kavinder Gupta.
Chairman of the Association, T S Wazir told the Excelsior that a meeting was held between transporters and Deputy Chief Minister, in which the latter assured to redress the genuine demands of the transporters. He said that after this a meeting of the Transporters was held where in it was decided to suspended strike of transport vehicles till June 13.
Wazir stated that the Central Government is increasing the rate of petroleum products on daily basis, due to which around 50 per cent of the transport vehicles came to standstill in J&K.
He said when last time the passenger fare was revised by the State Government, the diesel price was Rs 56 per litre and now it is Rs 70.40 per litre, but the Government is not increasing the passenger fare, due to which the transporters are facing severe losses.
Wazir claimed that the transporters are facing lot of problems in the office of Transport Commissioner as well as RTO Jammu including renewal, replacement and backlog of route permits, for which a meeting between Deputy Chief Minister and transporters has been called tomorrow.
“On June 13, a meeting of Fare Price Fixing Committee has been called at Srinagar, in which fare hike percentage will be fixed”, Wazir said, adding that if the Government failed to increase the passenger fare, then the Association will decide further course of action.