Transport Taxes:J&K Government Takes Up Issue with Centre

Jammu: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday said the Government has proposed several incentives like waiving off of token and passenger taxes and their arrears in the 2017-18 budget which are set to pace up the growth of the transport industry in the State and give it a renewed thrust.

Interacting with a delegation of representatives of transporters which called on her here, the Chief Minister said that transport sector is very important for the development of the State as it not only connects people and areas but also helps in the overall economic growth.

Keeping this in mind, the Chief Minister said, “the Government has announced certain incentives for the sector so that it revives back and is put on track fully.”

On the various demands put forth, the Chief Minister said the Government has already conveyed the concerns of transporters of the State to Centre regarding the hike in various transport related services made by the Union Government recently and “if need be she would also speak to the Union Surface Transport Minister in this regard”.

Mehbooba Mufti assured the delegation that a sympathetic view would be taken by the Government on the issues raised by them, an official spokesperson said.


Be Part of Quality Journalism

Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.



Observer News Service

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.