Chakhroma GBs’ Union appreciates DC Dimapur
Dimapur, Sep. 23 (EMN): Chakhroma GBs’ Union (CGBU) has appreciated the Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur, for his unwavering commitment to the public welfare as shown during the recent auto bandh called by the Dimapur District Autorickshaw Drivers’ Union (DDADU).
‘The stand taken by the district administration against the unreasonable demands of the DDADU and not relenting to the pressure tactic adopted by the union is highly commendable,’ CGBU president Thepfukedo Kuotsu and the general secretary Atso Gwizan stated in a joint statement.
It stated that the move taken by the district administration in revising the auto fares by keeping the public welfare in mind was a much welcomed steps. It has, however, termed it ‘unfortunate and unwarranted’ that the auto drivers under the banner of DDADU had tried to have their selfish ways by using pressure upon the administration thereby totally jeopardising the public convenience. It added that the wise decision taken by the administration by not yielding to such pressure tactic adopted by the union has strengthened the public faith on the authorities.
Acknowledging that autorickshaw is a poor man’s ideal means of conveyance, CGBU lamented that auto drivers, instead of serving the public, took advantage of the helplessness of the public and tried to exploit the poor people’s pocket. It stated that the recent agitation by the DDADU against the revised fare only goes to confirm that the union has no feelings for public welfare but are only interested in enhancing their selfish gains.
With the increasing number of autorickshaws which has become a major source of traffic hazard in and around Dimapur town coupled with the drivers not adhering to traffic regulations and without any proper signal system which has become a major contributing factor of mishaps on the highway, CGBU has suggested the authorities to limit issuing of license for autos and also to conduct trainings to educate the drivers on basic traffic regulation and ethics from time to time.