BONGAIGAON, Oct 19 - Bongaigaon autorickshaw-tempo drivers� union went on a protest in the town against the entry of the autorickshaws owners who have been plying their vehicles without valid permits.
According to the union�s president, Biswajit Kalita, among over thousands of autorickshaws plying on the roads, only 250 have valid permits to move in the town area and the rest are illegal. Hence, the main roads of the town remain over-crowded with autorickshaws, most of the time creating hurdles for the local citizens to negotiate these roads safely.
�We had sought action against the illegal autorickshaws from the district transport officer and the civil administration, but nothing has been done yet by those authorities,� said Kalita.
Though the increasing number of autorickshaws has created chaos in the town, but the authorities have become silent spectators, the locals alleged.
While contacted, the Bongaigaon District Transport Officer, Abdul Mazid, said that he had not issued a single permit to any autorickshaw driver or owner after his joining at Bongaigaon office.