GUWAHATI, July 15 � The Senior Engineers� Forum of Greater Guwahati (SEFGG) has resented the failure of the authorities to compel the auto-rickshaw operators of Guwahati to abide by the proviso of law.
In a statement here, the Forum has said Guwahati is the lone city of its kind in the country where the commuters as well as tourists find it difficult to board an auto-rickshaw. For, the auto-rickshaws here do not operate on fare meters. There are lots of public grievances on this issue. On several occasions, the government tried to enforce the fare meters, but later on this could not be continued.
A team of the Forum members headed by Colonel Manoranjan Goswami and comprising its vice president SR Saikia, secretary Ajit Buzarbarua, joint secretary ANNI Laskar met the Minister of Transport and Tourism Chandan Brahma recently and discussed the issues hampering introduction of the fare meter system. The Minister assured of a scheme to solve this issue and expressed his desire to convene a joint discussion with the Auto-Rickshaw Association and the forum members shortly.
Earlier, the team met the Deputy Commissioner (Kamrup) and tried to understand the difficulties in the introduction of the fare meter system in auto-rickshaw. The team�also met the Commissioner, GMC and discussed with him the possibility of a joint discussion on the scheme of solid waste disposal within the city. The Commissioner assured the team that he would arrange a meeting with the agency entrusted for this work very soon, said the Forum.