DIBRUGARH, June 1 - A general meeting of the Dibrugarh Three Wheeler Auto Union was held on May 27 with Udayon Kumar Gogoi in the chair. The day-long meeting discussed at length the problems and grievances of auto operators in the city. The city has more than 5000 autos, all of whom are members of the Union.
A new 41-member executive committee was elected on the occasion, with Gogoi being re-elected for one more two-year term. The other office bearers of the Union are: Sankar Bania, working president, Montu Chutia and David Saikia, joint general secretaries and Girin Sonowal as treasurer.
The meeting also adopted unanimous resolutions on issue of professional licences to auto drivers. Another resolution demanded an immediate halt to issue of illegal auto permits by the DTO office, and also warned of an agitation unless harassment by MVIs and Enforcement personnel is not stopped. It was stated at the meeting that MVIs and Enforcement personnel carry out checks in the wee hours at places like Borboruah, Duliajan and Khowang, where vehicle drivers are allegedly forced to pay bribes or face further harassment. Gogoi said his Union would not tolerate this any more.
It was also decided that all senior citizens above the age of 70 would be provided free passes for travel within the town in all three wheelers, whether these are Vikram, Garuda, Ape, Minidor, Mahindra, etc.