Cab drivers protest in Srinagar, allege harassment by traffic cops

Srinagar, Feb 03: Scores of tourist cab drivers Thursday staged a protest here against what they termed as harassment by the traffic department on the name of document checking, saying that they are being stopped after every half a kilometer while travelling towards tourist destinations.

Zakir Hussain, a cab driver said that the traffic cops on the way to tourist destinations like Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Sonamarg, stop them after every half a kilometer for document checking.

He said that such harassment is creating a bad impression with tourists.

“Even after paying taxes and completing all documentation, we are being harassed and those who have owned their personal cabs without any contracts are moving freely,” he said.

“We appreciate Superintendent of Police (SP) traffic and department for managing the traffic mess in City and we appeal them to look into our concerns too as it brings a bad impression in front of tourists travelling in our cabs,” the cab drivers said. kno

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