Srinagar, May 8: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday pitched for the exemption of toll tax being levied on the vehicles in South Kashmir, stating that such a measure is hitting the already economically downtrodden people hard.
In a statement issued to fastkashmir here, PDP Vice President Abdul Rahman Veeri said that people from south Kashmir in general and from Kulgam and Anantnag in particular are bearing the brunt of such a measure as there are private as well as the government employees who will have to pass through the toll plaza set up at Charsoo and they are being asked to pay money every day. “The government must exempt the people of south Kashmir and those employees who will have to report everyday to their duties and for that reason have to pass through the toll plaza. This is nothing but an octroi being levied on people’s movement. The government has to roll it back,” Veeri said.