|BJP demands special package for transporters, others|
EARLY TIMES REPORT
JAMMU, Sept 29: Ashutosh Gupta, State Convener of BJP Transport Cell Jammu & Kashmir UT today urged upon the Lt Governor Manoj Sinha to announce a special package for Transporters, tour & travels agencies, excursion agents, drivers and conductors in the transport sectors of UT Jammu & Kashmir.
“Transporters, Tour & Travels agencies, Auto, Taxies, and Bus Drivers, Conductors and Helpers are among the worst sufferers due to ongoing Covid-19 pandemic situation. These classes are not able to do there jobs as the transport business has witnessed decline from the last seven months and there is no hope in future of the revival of the normal business activities,’’ said Gupta while interacting with media persons here. He said there are remote chances of resumption of normal life in view of day today increase in deaths and Covid-19 positive cases.
In this situation, Lt. Governor UT administration should stand with transporters, drivers and conductors who are associated with the unorganized sector, the labor department of the UT Jammu & Kashmir should initiate a process of registration of all the drivers and conductors whether they driver buses-minibuses, Taxis, tractor, tipper, truck, and other means of public transport or transportation of construction material, so that they can be provided all Govt. assistance. Gupta further said that these important classes are the backbone of the transport sector which has witnessed the worst ever period in UT Jammu & Kashmir history and the UT. Administration should come in front to help them. “The Lt Governor should consider demands of the transporters and immediate announce a comprehensive package for them. Lt. Governor must hold an interaction with representatives of the transporters to resolve their long pending issues,” said Gupta.