Transporters stage protest against delay in re-registration of vehicles

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The transporters assembled at the Regional Transport Office here and staged protest saying that the process is pending for a year due to which their livelihood is affected.

Transporters while holding placards and raising slogans in favour of their demand said that they want re-registration of the vehicles that they have purchased from outside Srinagar. Scores of transporters said that they reached out to higher officials, but no action was taken.

“It has been a year now and our vehicles are without re-registration while we are unable to earn our livelihood. First, they had the issue that we have to pay nine percent fee so that the process will be initiated. We are ready to pay that percentage, but we demand that the registration process of our vehicles that we have bought from outside should be initiated,” the aggrieved transporters said

Javid Ahmed, president Taxi Cab Federation, said that the issue has affected owners of vehicles and transporters.

“These are over 300 vehicles listed for re-registration. The transporters reached out to officials many times, but the issue is still unresolved. The transporters also tried to solve it through legal process. Unless the vehicles are registered, vehicles cannot operate on routes. All transporters are ready to pay fee and complete other formalities so that the issue is solved. In fact, the vehicles in Jammu and other districts are being re-registered, but here in Srinagar, the issue is still pending,” Ahmad said.—GK