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Public transport in J&K paralysed as SRTC strike enters second day

chandigarh Updated: Aug 04, 2012 18:11 IST
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Public transport came to a standstill in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday after workers of the state transport corporation continued to strike work for the second day to protest against the shifting of the corporation's headquarters from Jammu city to Srinagar.

None of the 1,200 buses of the corporation plied on the roads as members of the Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (JK SRTC) staged protests and demonstrations against what they described as a "forcible" decision of the government.

JK SRTC Workers' Union president Ashok Mehra and general secretary Paramjit Singh, who addressed workers assembled at the headquarters in Jammu, condemned the decision and claimed that the new SRTC office in Nowgam area lacked infrastructure and the area it had to come up in was meant for farming.

"How can we operate from there when there is no infrastructure at all?" Paramjit Singh said. PTI