Life returns to normal after transport strike in JK

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Srinagar, Jun 13: Life returned to normal in the Kashmir valley after four-day ''chaka jam'' by private transporters.

The transporters ended their strike following an agreement with the government yesterday afternoon.

The government had announced an increase of 14 per cent in the passenger fare.

All private vehicles were plying on all routes smoothally.

Educational institutions, which were badly affected due to the strike by transporters, also started functioning from today.

Attendance, affected due to strike in government offices also became normal.

The transporters were demanding 40 per cent increase in the fare and subsidy on petroleum products. However, after several rounds of talks, a 14 per cent increase was agreed by both the parties.


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