GUWAHATI, Feb 11 � The decision to restrict the movement of trekkers on the GS Road and the RG Baruah Road has not gone down well with the All Guwahati Share Taxi Owners� Association, with it expressing serious apprehension on the fate of hundreds who are solely dependent on it.
Members of the association, during a press conference organised at its office premises, said that the decision will throw the lives of hundreds of trekker owners and drivers into the jaws of uncertainty.
�If the decision is not revoked, all the trekkers that used to ply on the now-restricted routes would be deposited to DTO, Kamrup, as a mark of protest,� said Dip Mazumdar, president, AGSTOA.
The district administration has taken the decision to restrict plying of trekkers on Friday as part of its new traffic management plan.
�At present, over 600 trekkers ply on GS Road and the RG Baruah Road, which now have been diverted to other alternate routes. The move came as a shock for us and people who are totally dependent on it,� said Mazumdar.
The association, which is responsible for all the trekker services in these two routes, alleged that the new routes allotted to them will not be of any help for the association to sustain the cost of daily transport of vehicles.
It also alleged that the association was not even consulted before the decision was taken by the district administration and the transport department.