Drivers stages protest against authorities for disallowing them to ply on Heerpora - Poonch road

Aijaz Dar

Shopian Sep 18 (KNS): Hundreds of drivers on Friday stages a massive protests against authorities for not allowing to ply on road and the drivers alleged only few blue eyed drivers are being allowed to ply on the road which is grave injustice with them.
According to reports hundreds of drivers today assembled at Heepora village of shopian and started protest against the authorities and said they have their families to feed and most of the drivers are having bank loans and if administration won’t allow us to run who could we feed our families and pay loans the protesting drivers said.
The aggrieved drivers said that we fail to understand they why are administration is not allowing us to run our vehicles on the road.
Aijaz ahmad a local Sarpanch of the area who was part of the protest said that the drivers are facing many problems as they had not earn a single penny from March in Covid days. He further said that although District administration has given them permission but that was only for few days and after that they didn't allow them to ply their vehicles on the road.
he also Sarpanch warns local Administration that if in two days permission will not be given they will Block all the Traffic and District administration will be responsible for that.
District Administration Ponch and Shopian are not allowing these Drivers to ply from Heerpora to Poonch or upto Pir ki Gali."We are in financial problem and no one cares about us" said another Driver.
They derivers have appealed the authorities to allow them to run their vehicles on the road so that they will not face the problems ahead.
Howe ever when KNS tried to contact district administration Shopian they could not be reached (KNS)

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