Srinagar, Feb 20: The passengers travelling from different parts of India towards Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday complained that the authorities at Lakhanpur Toll Plaza are resorting to unfair and illogical rules by asking them to board new vehicles after the mandatory covid tests and for which they have to pay fresh fare.
A traveller Shakeel Ahmad told News Agency Kashmir Dot Com (KDC) that all the passengers en-route Jammu and Kashmir are asked to walk one kilometer by foot and are directed to get into a new vehicle towards Jammu or Kashmir.
He said that this strange direction is given to Jammu or Kashmir bound passengers, but the passengers coming by train or for Vaishno Devi visit are not put to this hassles.
“This strange treatment and direction is given to Jammu and Kashmir bound travelers. It not only wastes our times, but we have to pay new fare from the Toll Plaza. Besides the passengers are asked to board private or government provided vehicles for reaching the destinations,” he said.
He said that no reason is given to such a strange arrangement which puts commuters to a lot of hassles and they fail to reach their destinations on time.
“All such passengers suffer because of this strange direction. It has resulted in immense suffering of employees, students, tourists, businessmen and other commuters,” another traveler Ajay Thakur told KDC.
The passengers have appealed to the LG administration to look into the matter and demanded easing of the travel hassles at the Toll Plaza. (KDC)