The All Jammu and Kashmir Transport Welfare Association (AJKTWA) called a strike on Friday, September 1, 2023, to press their demand for the removal of a toll plaza along the Jammu-Pathankot highway. The strike caused a partial standstill in Jammu, with public transport not operational and commuters and students facing difficulties.
The members of the AJKTWA staged a protest at the toll plaza, demanding its immediate removal. They said that the toll plaza is causing financial hardship to them and their families. They also said that the toll plaza is illegal, as it was constructed without the approval of the government.
The authorities have said that they are in talks with the AJKTWA to resolve the issue. However, the strike is still ongoing as of this writing.
The strike has had a significant impact on the people of Jammu. Commuters and students have faced difficulties in traveling, and traffic congestion has been reported in some parts of the city. Business activities have also been affected.
The strike is the latest in a series of protests by transport unions in Jammu and Kashmir. In recent months, transport unions have been protesting against the rising prices of fuel and other issues.
The authorities have urged the transport unions to call off the strike and resume normal operations. However, the unions have said that they will not back down until their demands are met.