SHILLONG, Feb 4: Tourist taxis in Meghalaya resumed operations today. However, local taxi operators kept their vehicles off the roads as they are demanding a revision of the existing fares “in view of the increase in petrol and diesel prices”.

The local taxi and tourist taxi operators decided to go on strike on the same day that the Meghalaya Government eased COVID-19 restrictions and allowed all commercial vehicles to ply with full passenger capacity.

Erwin K Syiem Sutnga, president of Meghalaya Peoples’ Labour Union, said that “negotiations with the Government are on”. He urged the State Government to impress upon the Centre to “lower the prices of petrol, diesel and LPG cylinder for Meghalaya which is totally landlocked”. – Staff Correspondent