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Coronavirus deals big blow to cab operators

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GUWAHATI, March 23 - Cab and taxi service operators, who have witnessed a dip in their business from the past one month, have expressed grave concern as to how they would repay the loans taken from financial institutions in the wake of the coronavirus fears sweeping across the State.

The All Assam Cab Operators� Union Ismail has appealed to the government to take appropriate measures to help the taxi service operators deal with the crisis.

President of the All Assam Ccab Operators� Union�Ismail Ali told this newspaper, �Cab operators are daily earners. The lockdown and the overall strategy to check the spread of coronavirus has cut into the business of cab operators. There are 12,000 cabs under our union.�

�Half the cab drivers could save just about Rs 300 when they earned about Rs 3,000 per day from the past one month. They are now finding it extremely difficult to make their ends meet after the cab companies suspended the services in the wake of the COVID-19 threat. Now the eight-day long lockdown will turn the situation far worse for them,� he added.

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Coronavirus deals big blow to cab operators

GUWAHATI, March 23 - Cab and taxi service operators, who have witnessed a dip in their business from the past one month, have expressed grave concern as to how they would repay the loans taken from financial institutions in the wake of the coronavirus fears sweeping across the State.

The All Assam Cab Operators� Union Ismail has appealed to the government to take appropriate measures to help the taxi service operators deal with the crisis.

President of the All Assam Ccab Operators� Union�Ismail Ali told this newspaper, �Cab operators are daily earners. The lockdown and the overall strategy to check the spread of coronavirus has cut into the business of cab operators. There are 12,000 cabs under our union.�

�Half the cab drivers could save just about Rs 300 when they earned about Rs 3,000 per day from the past one month. They are now finding it extremely difficult to make their ends meet after the cab companies suspended the services in the wake of the COVID-19 threat. Now the eight-day long lockdown will turn the situation far worse for them,� he added.

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