Smart Meters Installation, Toll Post Row; Chamber Calls For Jammu Bandh on Aug 26

SRINAGAR: The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI), Jammu on Thursday gave a one-day call for Jammu shutdown against smart meters installation by the power development department and continuation of Sarore Toll Post on Jammu-Pathankot national highway.

Addressing a press conference, Arun Gupta, president of CCI-Jammu said that a meeting of the different market and trade associations comprising more than 100 organizations was held to discuss the issues regarding the installation of Smart Meters by PDD and subsequently switching over to prepaid system of billing and Toll Plaza at Sarore.

He further said “The members of the different associations present expressed their anger over the installation of Smart Meters and functioning at Toll Plaza at Sarore despite damage of entire road,” the president said adding, “The meeting was of the opinion that Jammu Bandh is the only solution to get issues resolved and the members with one voice extended their full support and authorized Chamber President to take any decision  including  announcing Jammu Bandh in this regard.” “We had also requested the Lieutenant Governor to give appointment to discuss these issues.”

He added that after threadbare discussion, a decision has been taken in the meeting of the associations to announce one day Jammu Bandh on Saturday 26 August 2023.kno

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