Drivers demand payment of election duty fares

Anantnag, July 28, : Scores of drivers here in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district staged a protest outside ARTO’s office alleging that the district administration has failed to release the payment of drivers whose vehicles were employed by the authorities for the elections.

   Over five dozen drivers assembled outside the office of the Assistant Regional Transport Officer and raised slogans.

  The protest was led by president Transporters Union Forum Muhammad Ashraf.

   The protesters told news agency Kashmir News Trust that for different elections including BDC they provided their vehicles but from past 9 months, no payment has been released which is injustice towards them.

   “We were assured that the payment will be released soon after the conclusion of the elections but 9 months have passed since then and still payments have not been released,” they said.

 “Even after the passage of 9 months, the authorities seem in no mood to release the payment,” they said.

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