South Kashmir parts shut against toll tax imposition

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SRINAGAR — Several parts of southern Kashmir on Tuesday observed complete shutdown against the imposition of toll tax.

South Kashmir Transporters Association had called for a complete shutdown for Tuesday against the levying of toll tax on national highway at Kachkoot Awantipora.

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Eyewitnesses said that the protesting transporters were demanding exemption of toll tax for local vehicles and said that they will intensify their strike if the government fails to do away with levying toll tax on locals.

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A member of the association said that transporters and business community is already going through tough times and levying toll tax is unacceptable.

“The assurance given by Governor Satya Pal Malik that no toll tax will be imposed on people across Jammu and Kashmir must be imposed on ground,” he said.

Reports reaching here said that whole Anantnag town is shut and no public traffic is on roads due to which people are facing immense hardships in reaching their respective destinations.

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