Kamrup (metro) : Despite several submission of memorandums to the Kamrup (Metro) district administration, cab operator owner’s apathy of the All Assam Cab Operators Association have alleged that no action has been taken till date even after continuous protests and memorandums sent to the district administration.
The Association, that consists of drivers and owners of the app-based cab services such as Ola and Uber, has claimed to have submitted at least four memorandums so far.
Cab operator owner’s apathy
“We have brought up our demand on how badly the service provider treats us (cab drivers and owners) and have asked the government to set a regulation on the same. We have also submitted memorandums at least 4-5 times. The transport department have held meetings with us thrice still nothing concrete happened,” Ismail Ali, president of the near 7000-strong organisation, said.
“Livelihood of several people are at stake here. We had high hopes from the Uber Ola authorities but they did not listen to us. Now, even the government is not,” Ali further said.
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The organisations have earlier staged chakka-bandhs and gheraoed the Uber and Ola offices to meet their demands of better incentives.
The struggle has become much harder for the operators after the recent hike in fuel prices, Ali said.
Meanwhile, it may be mentioned that the cab service, that falls under commercial vehicle category has not been counted yet. The district transport department has no records of the app-based providers in the district.