Jammu Taxi operators, welcome government decision for commercial vehicles
By: Tariq Shah VOV
Jammu Tourist Taxi Operators Federation has expressed gratitude and has thanked Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha for taking into consideration the financial condition of them and in this context extending the life of commercial vehicles beyond fifteen years.
Chairman of the federation, Inderjeet Sharma, while speaking in a press conference said that the amendment was a persistent demand from them without which 60 percent commercial vehicles would have been off the roads and there would have been sudden cut in the livelihood of the owners as well as the drivers.
He said that in the past 17 months they have been without any business and they have taken a hit financially because of the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir. There has been very little tourism in Jammu and the pandemic also played havoc with the livelihood of the commercial vehicle owners as well as drivers.
“It means the government has taken this issue seriously and we also request the government to completely abolish this Retrofitting Emission Control Devices for Commercial Diesel Driven old vehicles,” he said.
Sharma urged the government to frame a policy for replacement of old taxies with new ones for luxurious services to the tourists and yatris and said that the scheme should inclined to help them and not discourage them from going to purchase the new vehicles.