Srinagar home delivery businesses say operation hit by police seizing two-wheelers
Various businesses dealing in home delivery of products and services have alleged the police drive to seize two-wheelers in Kashmir over the past three days has severely affected their operations.
The residents of the city have alleged that the middle class, lower-middle class and students have been badly affected by the police drive and many have decided to keep their two-wheelers parked at their homes.
“Our operations continue to be at halt due to incessant seizing of our delivery bikes in the city,” tweeted Samiullah, the co-founder of Fastbeetle — a startup which deals in the last mile delivery of products.
In a series of tweets, he said just when the businesses in Kashmir were trying to recover from the losses caused in the aftermath of the abrogation of Article 370 and the COVID-19 pandemic, the law and order management was “crushing” the business community.
“More than 500 delivery executives are making their livelihoods from delivery jobs in Kashmir, where would they go now?” he asked.
The company through its Twitter handle on Thursday urged cooperation of its patrons.
“Amid this grim situation, we’re trying our best to deliver our services howsoever possible.
But, our operations have affected badly due to the continuous seizing of two wheelers
“We’ve been with you always, trying amid this situation too but we need ur support. Please be cooperative,” it said.
Samiullah said such situations put a question mark on the very efforts of the government to attract foreign investment.