‘Allow us to ferry cement’: truckers appeal to Governor


Srinagar:  The Al Khudam Truck Union Naginder, Khrew in Pulwama district of South Kashmir have demanded that the trucks belonging to Union be permitted for carrying cement as it is the only source of earning for majority of the people in the area.

A delegation from the Truck Union told CNS that the cement factories are spread all over in the Khrew area due to which the people have lost their all resources as the emission of cement factories added to the pollution effecting the farming to a great extent.

This forced the people to purchase trucks to earn their bread and butter.

The Union said that another truck Union in the area which is in league with the authorities is however not allowing the trucks of the Al Khadam to operate as the Union has increased its influence on cement factories.

The Union said that its trucks are forced to work under Zaffron Truck Union which is not acceptable to it. “It is irony that despite court directions our trucks are not allowed to ferry cement,” they said.

The Union turning the attention of authorities towards the demand has sought immediate intervention.


When contacted District authorities said that they don’t support monopoly but will take every measure to safeguard the rights of the aggrieved truck drivers. (CNS)

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