Transporters strike in Jammu as e-buses ‘disrupt livelihoods’; call for action from Admin

E-buses. [File Photo]

Jammu: As the transporters have called for one day strike in Jammu against frequent use of e-buses in busy areas, life has come to a standstill in the Jammu city.

People were seen walking on foot along with their kids and families as there was no commercial vehicle plying on the road.

Union president Vijay Chib said that they had reached an agreement with administration to run e-buses in areas which are least connected.

“But now e-buses are plying on busy routes as well which is putting risk to our livelihood. Administration must think about our earning as well,” he said.

Earlier, he said that during introducing e-rickshaws previously, the government failed to address the issue of Auto owners, which rendered them unemployed.

He said they have purchased their vehicles through loans, but as their livelihood gets affected, they won’t be able to pay the monthly installments.

Another transporter said , “e- Buses are meant for uncovered areas of city, and if they want to ply on overpopulated route, the government should think about our livelihood too. This issue has severely affected our livelihood, and we are hardly earning bread and butter for our families”. 

The bus operators said that around 80 of their buses have been affected due to the issue and appealed Lieutenant Governor led administration to look into the issue.

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