With the District Administration refusing to heed to the demands of sand lorry owners seeking issuance of permits directly to them, there seems to be no early end to the stand-off between lorry owners and the district administration, thus severely affecting constuction activities in the city.

It is reported that at the meeting held between Deputy Commissioner C. Shikha and office-bearers of the Mysore Local Lorry Owner’s Association at her office on Friday, the lory owners even refused to accept the offer made by the DC hiking the transprtation fright from Rs.3,850 to Rs, 4,700 and persisted with their demand of fixing the freight at Rs. 5,000.

The DC is said to have opined that it was not possible to issue permits directly to lorry owners as there were more than 4,000 applications from consumers seeking permits.

It is also reported that the District Administration also refused to accept the demand of lorry owners who demanded issuance of permits directly to them after issuance of permits to those consumers who had sought issuance of permits.

With the District Administration refusing to agree to their demands, the lorry owners resolved to continue their stir.

Anand, an official of the Department of Mining and Geology, Executive Engineer Krishna Murthy, officials of RTO, Lorry Ownwer’s Association Vice-President Abdul Javed, Mohammed, M. Swamy, Sosale Puttaraju, Lingaraju, Yogesh, bharath and others were present at the meeting.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore