by Ifra Reshi
SRINAGAR: Scores of transporters on Wednesday staged a protest at Srinagar, demanding registration of their vehicles brought to J&K from outside.
The protesting transporters alleged that despite high court orders the transport department are not doing registration of their vehicles since last two years.
“We have bought vehicles from outside and unfortunately our vehicles are not being registered since long and as a result of which, we are being frequently challaned by the traffic cops,” said protesting transporters.
“We have been trying every bid to get our vehicles registered but the officials at the Regional Transport Office (RTO) here are refusing to register their vehicles,” they said.
“We are already facing financial losses from 2019 and can’t afford more losses anymore,” said Zulkarnain one of the protestor, and alleged that the transporters from Jammu got their vehicles registered but we are being pushed to the wall.
They appealed Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to listen to the grievances of transporters so that they could heave a sigh of relief.
When contacted ARTO Srinagar Arif Parvez Shah, refused to talk on the matter and advised to speak to the higher authorities.
Despite repeated attempts, Regional Transport Officer Kashmir Sajid Yehya Naqash didn’t respond to calls.