Srinagar, June 23: Tipper drivers from Lasjan area of Srinagar city Saturday staged protest against the owners of Hot Mix Plants and Stone Crushers.
Scores of drivers under the banner of ‘Tipper Owners and Drivers Association’ hit to Bypass road and alleged that the Hot Mix Plant and Stone Crusher owners have deprived them from daily living. “We provided land to them on the condition that they will use our tippers which we had bought on their insistence. But they have been availing the services of outside tipper owners. This is sheer injustice,” the protesting tipper drivers told CNS.
They alleged that these hot mix plants and stone crushers have depleted the area as they are the source of continuous pollution. “Pollution Control Board officials are hand in glove with these owners and are not initiating any action against them,” they said.
The protesting tipper drivers threatened to stir an agitation if their demands are not met within a week. (CNS)