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Written by: Staff

Srinagar, May 15 (UNI) Traders in the Valley have charged the Jammu and Kashmir government with adopting anti-trader and anti-consumer policies, and sought a legislation to regulate ''haphazard'' traffic system in the summer capital of the state.

Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) president Mohammad Sidiq Baqal demanded that the state government should immediately convene a session of the state Assembly to pass a legislation to regulate the overall traffic system in the city.

He accused the government of adopting anti-trader and anti-consumer policies, saying the order debarring the traders and common people from receiving the delivery of goods and building material has caused tremendous problems for one and all.

Mr Baqal charged the authorities with showing indifference even after the matter was brought to their notice several times.

''It is unfortunate that the state government has not taken any action in this regard so far,'' he added.

The KTMF President said due to the order, traders were forced to remain at their godowns and shops for the entire night waiting for the arrival of stocks.

As it was very difficult to check the goods during nights, the traders and the buyers often get defective goods, he added.

Mr Baqal also criticised the state government for shifting the main bus terminals from the city centre, and also for imposing a ban on movement of passenger vehicles in the Civil Lines area.

''This has broken the back of the traders,'' he added.


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