JAMMU, Mar 31: Congress has taken strong exception to the imposition of another toll tax at toll plaza at Lakhanpur in Kathua.
Reacting to the notification for establishing another toll plaza at Lakhanpur today, JKPCC Chief Spokesperson Ravinder Sharma criticized the BJP for the third toll plaza on the route from Lakhanpur to Katra, the base camp of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi shrine.
“The BJP had promised to remove the toll plaza at Thandikhui-Vijaypur and threatened to forcibly break the same, if not stopped by the Government. The people in general especially transporters held long protest but the Government remained in different. However, Ministry of Road and Transport had assured to consider the request”, he added.
It is a big set back to the people of entire belt from Lakhanpur to Jammu as well all pilgrims visiting Mata Vaishno Devi and Shri Amarnath from various States and Union Territories as they will have to pay the toll tax thrice one way, he stated.
Blaming BJP for fleecing people by imposition of multiple taxes and increase different kind of taxes, when the economy is in shambles and people are worst hit due to unprecedented price rise, unemployment and lack of business prospects, Congress has asked the Government to withdraw the unjustified taxes and reduce various kinds of duties and taxes to give some relief to the people.