Dimapur, April 9: Kiphire District Commercial Vehicle Union (KDCVU) has strongly backed the joint decision taken by the United Sangtam Likhum Pumji (USLP), Yimchunger Tribal Council (YTC) & Eastern Sumi Hoho (ESH) urging different NPGs to abstain from imposing taxation against aspirational developmental activities in Kiphire district.
The KDCVU also affirmed its support to the three apex tribal bodies of Kiphire in its endeavour to stop all forms of illegal taxation to vehicles ferrying essential commodities from Dimapur and other cities to Kiphire. It said such effort was expected to pave the way for self-disciplining wayward individuals whose action has resulted in harassment and untold miseries to drivers and owners of the vehicle in the past.
Meanwhile, the KDCVU appreciated the measures taken by various NPGs within Kiphire District in restraining collection of money from commercial vehicles in recent time and added that this recent move has ensued in the reduction of hiring charges by about Rs 1800 of commercial vehicles ferrying essential commodities from Dimapur.
However, it said the menace of illegal collection of money is still in practice at certain specific towns/villages along the National Highways/State Highways heading to Kihire, where the truck drivers and handymen had to bear the ordeal.
The KDCVU urged various NPGs to discipline and penalize defiant cadres as a deterrent to curb this menace that is eroding the society and affecting the common people.
It also urged all the stakeholders and the general public not to remain silent and be contended to pay the inflated price but to speak out as many voices to push for a change. (Page News Service)