Batmaloo traders demand sumo service 

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, May 4: The small scale traders of the Batmaloo bus stand today asked the Government to start a sumo service from the stand so that they can make good to the losses that have incurred onto them due the shifting of the bus stand.
Addressing a press conference here, General Secretary, Traders Union, Batmaloo Muhammad Yaseen said that they had asked the Government not to shift the bus stand, the move which has deprived hundreds shopkeepers of their livelihood. Click here to watch video
“We asked them not to shift the stand but nobody has paid any heed. We were told that we will be given alternative. More than 2 years have passed, nothing has happened,” he said.
They demanded that a sumo service should be started from Batmaloo bus stand so that the affected traders continue doing their business.
“The High Court had directed the administration to start a sumo stand till they (traders) are rehabilitated, even the Chief Secretary had directed the implementation, but nothing has happened so far,” he said.
He added that: “If the sumo stands can operate from congested areas like Lal Chowk and TRC, why not from Batmaloo where there is a space 30 kanals.”

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