HandwaRA: Students from Nowgam area of Handwara staged a protest against non-availability of adequate transport for students from the area studying in different schools in the town.
Shouting slogans against the state government and transport authorities they alleged that there was only one public bus for all the commuters from the area in the morning. While the cab (Sumo) services run throughout the day, they do not pick up students, they said.
They said the students of degree college Handwara and higher secondary school Qalamabad were the most affected.
“Hundreds of students of the Nowgam area are going to Handwara schools daily but transporters mostly Sumo drivers do not provide us lift in their vehicles,” Mehraj Ahmad, a student said. Nowgam is at a distance of 15 kilometers from Handwara town.