Dimapur, March 6: Two months after the Tenyimi Students’ Union wrote to DC Dimapur Rajesh Soundararajan asking for review of existing rates of public transportation but received no response in return, the Union on Saturday reach out to the Chief Minister of Nagaland, Nephiu Rio with the same appeal.
The Union has appealed to the CM in a written letter addressed to him to “review rates of public transportation” and reason that if commercial, social and religious activities are being restored, the same should be the case with transportation. It further made its intention clear that if the pleas are not heard in seven days, TSUD along with all its constituent units would be forced to resort to democratic forms of protest.
The Union further appealed that the government must “expedite the review at the earliest and strengthen the public’s trust in your government.”
Informing media persons about the same in the office of the Union here at Tenyimi Complex, Dimapur, the president of TSUD, Rukewezo Wetsah said that if no response is received, the initial protests will be symbolic (wearing black badges) in Dimapur after which they will have to take to streets.
He appealed to all the likeminded citizens and organizations to get involved in it.
According to Wetsah, till now, the union has reached out to the DC Dimapur, Dimapur District Auto Driver’s Union and the Chief Minister.
He said that the students and average people do not have vehicles and depend on public transport and it is high time that the SOPs should be done away with like Meghalaya and bring down the rates which was hiked in the aftermath of the pandemic.
Wetsah also informed that when the DC was reached out to, verbal assurances were given but nothing changed and the DDADU president said that till the SOPs are there, they need to be followed and it is not in the capacity of the Union to alter the SOPs to bring down the rates.
During the interaction the TSUD members also expressed their gratitude to Governor of Nagaland RN Ravi for assuring the setting up of Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children Lab cum Training Centre (CCPWC) and Cyber Cells in all districts to investigate cyber crimes.
The union has also written a letter to the Governor on Saturday appreciating his intervention in the matter where it was also mentioned that the Union has written an appeal letter to the Dy CM and DGP Nagaland for setting up of Cyber Cells in Dimapur with necessary facilities. (Page News Service)