The All Assam CAB Operator Union along side the Ola, Uber and other Taxi cab drivers have staged protest against the Transport Department at the Borjhar Airport on 22 February.

They have raised ‘go back’ slogans against the BJP government also as the Transpoprt Department “Let us live or shot us”.

The protests came against the new rules established by the Regional Transport Authority, that needs the taxi drivers to possess a Guwahati permit, to drive round the city.

The drivers claimed that although they have already got a three-state permit for Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya now the department have asked us to point out a seperate permit for Guwahati, or would be fined anywhere between Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000.

“Many drivers are mostly ‘educated unemployed’ and that they have taken this up rather than expecting government jobs. manu have mortgaged their land to shop for the vehicle. The sudden implementation of those new rules has made it difficult for us to drive. If the govt doesnot support the drivers, then the protests would turn violent and that we need to committ suicide as a final resort,” the protesters said.

They further said that if the govt don’t give any immediate measure then they might either need to join terrorists or take up other illegal means.

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