DIMAPUR, MARCH 17: The Nagaland unit of National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) has taken strong exception to what it stated was the unregulated transport fare in the State, which has taken a great toll on the common public especially the student community.
In a press release issued on Wednesday, the union stated that with the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions and the opening of institutions and other public places and events, life has come back to normal although there is a need to strictly adhere to SOPs.
Majority of the common people use public transport for their day-to-day activities and the exorbitant transport fare charged by the drivers without even following SOP has become a burden for the public, it stated.
The union appealed to the State government to intervene immediately and take necessary steps to ease the burden of the public, while suggesting that the regional transport authorities should revise the rates of different transports and publish it for the convenience of the public.
It also appealed to the district administration to provide helpline numbers for the students and public to report their grievances in case of flouting of rules by the drivers.
(Page News Service)