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Sopore transporters threaten to go on indefinite strike if illegal sumo are accommodated in bus stand

BARAMULLA: Transporter including Sumo unions of the Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district threatened to go on indefinite strike against the administration’s move of accommodating what they say illegal sumo vehicles in the general bus stands.

Addressing a press conference, President graduate minibus owners, Abdul Hameed said that the move administration of rehabilitating 400-500 illegal sumo in general bus stand Sopore is totally unacceptable.

“Will go to any extent, but will not allow the administration to do this, as this move will affect us,” he said. Transporters say that this is not possible to have three stands in the same location, while the Municipal council and local administration are playing with them.

“We were not taken on board, this is not an acceptable move. The move may have every apprehension of internal clashes between the transporters,” said Abdul Majeed, president of the Sumo stand union.

Similarly, the traders federation Sopore have also opposed the move of accommodating illegal sumos in the bus stand.

Meanwhile, the transporters demanded that the order should be immediately revoked and they should also be taken on board. On Monday, the administration issued a formal order after a review meeting to streamline traffic in the town, rehabilitating all types of vehicles.


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