Shillong tourist operators on indefinite strike
SHILLONG, Oct 25 – Strongly rejecting the proposed move of the district administration to shift all commercial vehicles from their existing stand at Police Bazar here, three tourist transporters’ associations under the umbrella of Greater Shillong Tourist Transporters’ Association (GSTTA) has called for an indefinite strike from today as a mark of protest.
The Association has also decided not to cooperate with the government in shifting to the proposed stand at Polo Ground here. The decision was taken at the general meeting of GSTTA, a conglomerate of three tourist transporters’ associations including Khasi Hills Tourists Taxi Association (KHTTA), Khasi Hills Tata Sumo Counters Association (KHTSCA) and Meghalaya Tata Indica (D) Association held here on Saturday.
“Shifting from our existing stands to Polo Ground under the pretext to decongest the MG Road and Police Bazar areas is not the ‘solution’, said Sonny L Khyriem, president of GSTTA while speaking to press persons.
“We will not call off our strike until the impasse is resolved”, he said while informing that the Tourist Association in Assam has also extended full support to the GSTTA.
Earlier on Friday, the Deputy Commissioner, East Khasi Hills has issued a notification directing the tourist cabbies to shift from their existing stand at Police Bazaar to Polo Ground by October 24 in view of the new arrangement aimed to decongest the commercial areas in the city.
Source: The Assam Tribune