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Banihal witnessed shutdown against closure of vehicle stand

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By: Wani Fazil VOV


According to the news reporting reaching Srinagar Banihal town witnessed a complete Bandh as the authorities have recently closed the major passenger vehicle station, citing frequent traffic congestion that prompted a Saturday shutdown by local transporters and traders.

The traders body of Banihal known as  ‘Beoparmandal Banihal’ had given this Bandh call as the closure of the vehicle stand in the town will add to the problems of the people and the traders.

According to the news agencies quoting the president of the trade body of Banihal it said, local administration had compelled them for the shutdown by closing the passenger vehicle stand despite repeated pleas against the move.

Naseer said that their request to allow a limited number of passenger vehicle from the Banihal stand on major routes including Khari Mahoo Mangit , Ramban , Pogal Paristan, Neel , Chamalwas, Jammu, Anantnag, Nowgam and Tethar was also turned down by the authorities much for the passengers’ inconvenience.

Since the stand has been closed, passengers, especially sick and elderly are facing a tough time and have to walk on foot to the “temporary stands” set up on the Srinagar-Jammu highway around 1.5 km away from the main Banihal stand, Naseer said. The move has also hit the livelihood of transporters and traders, they added.

The Bioparmandal Banihal has demanded that local passenger vehicles be allowed to run from the old bus stand in Banihal town for the passengers’ convenience.

With agencies inputs


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