Srinagar: Kashmir Welfare Transporters Welfare Association, an amalgam of various transporters associations, on Monday called for complete ‘Chaka Jam’ (stop wheels) strike on March 30 in favour of their demands.
Among others, the Association demand roll back of the order dated February 7 by virtue of which age limit has been prescribed for the commercial vehicles. They have demanded “25 years age for the commercial vehicle be retained.”
The new vehicle scrappage policy, which was unveiled by the Centre in August last year, has fixed 15 years age for commercial vehicles and 20 years for personal ones to encourage adoption of electric vehicles in a bid to contain rising air pollution in the country.
They have also demand revocation of the order, calling for installation of vehicle tracking device in the passenger vehicles.
“Order regarding collection of Passenger tax which has been linked the renewal of route permit of the vehicles shall also be recalled,” the Association said in a statement to GNS. They have also demanded direction to SRTC to run its fleet as per “time table” and refrain from running in “illegal manner.” (GNS)