CNCCI urges government to revise fuel prices
Dimapur, Feb. 17 (EMN): Confederation of Nagaland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CNCCI) has expressed dismay on the indifferent attitude of the state government to act on the issue of high fuel prices in Nagaland.
As the fuel prices determined every activity of a state economic, CNCCI expressed surprise to understand the rigid attitude of the state government when the neighbouring state governments like Assam and Meghalaya have felt the hardship of its citizens and business community and acted accordingly.
A CNCCI’s statement issued jointly by its general secretary Dr. Seyievilie Mor and the chairman Dr. Khekugha Muru expressed consternation as to why the state government has not review and reduce fuel prices in Nagaland.
“With the escalated fuel prices compounded by the present road scenario in the state the business communities are facing their worst nightmares like never before. The cost of transportation of goods has almost doubled over the last couple of months, especially to other district of Nagaland. Even passenger transportation and travelling has become more expensive with fares being continuously hiked and not an inkling of going down any sooner, the statement read.
Making a comparative study, CNCCI stated that diesel cost INR 83.60 and petrol INR 92.86 in Nagaland against INR 79.34 for diesel and petrol at INR 86.04 in Meghalaya and INR 80.61 for petrol and INR 86.43 for diesel in Assam.
In the light of the above stated circumstances, CNCCI urged the state government of the day to perform its responsibility by reviewing the present fuel prices at the earliest.
CNCCI further demanded that commercial passenger vehicles capacity be immediately reviewed and allow full capacity to ply to bring down the fare for common people in the line of recent listed activities that has been allowed full capacity, as the existing SOP is practically impossible to maintain in mountainous roads.