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Move to stop trekker service opposed

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, June 15 � The All Guwahati Share Taxi Owners� Association (AGSTOA) has strongly opposed the State government�s decision to stop share-taxi (trekker) services in Guwahati.

The association said that the decision would spell doom for several hundred youths presently engaged in the service.

�We have no idea why the State government suddenly decided to stop this service after 13 years of its existence. In 2003, the then transport minister had invited the unemployed educated youths to start this service and it was of great help. But now, our youths will have to struggle to get their both ends meet,� said AGSTOA president Deep Majumdar.

The association has suspected foul play behind the decision of the government, saying, �The public will also be deprived of cheaper means of transportation within the city.�

The AGSTOA alleged that the transport department had entered into a nexus with some private parties. It appealed to the public and the organisations concerned not to fall prey to the sinister move and instead, raise their voice against it.

The association said that it would resort to a democratic protest programme to press for its demand.

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Move to stop trekker service opposed

GUWAHATI, June 15 � The All Guwahati Share Taxi Owners� Association (AGSTOA) has strongly opposed the State government�s decision to stop share-taxi (trekker) services in Guwahati.

The association said that the decision would spell doom for several hundred youths presently engaged in the service.

�We have no idea why the State government suddenly decided to stop this service after 13 years of its existence. In 2003, the then transport minister had invited the unemployed educated youths to start this service and it was of great help. But now, our youths will have to struggle to get their both ends meet,� said AGSTOA president Deep Majumdar.

The association has suspected foul play behind the decision of the government, saying, �The public will also be deprived of cheaper means of transportation within the city.�

The AGSTOA alleged that the transport department had entered into a nexus with some private parties. It appealed to the public and the organisations concerned not to fall prey to the sinister move and instead, raise their voice against it.

The association said that it would resort to a democratic protest programme to press for its demand.