Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Travelling to Guwahati a costly affair

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By Our Reporter

 SHILLONG: Travelling to Guwahati from Shillong is now an expensive affair thanks to the Government’s exorbitant rates.

The Government has fixed Rs 391.50 as an Indica fare from Shillong to Guwahati which cannot be digested at all while an Indica will have to be booked at a whopping Rs 1566.

However, the sky rocketing taxi fares has not been accepted by the tourist taxi operators as they feel that the escalation is too much.

Meghalaya Tourist Taxi Association general secretary Diganta Nath on Friday said, “ If we take this fare either the passenger will faint or he will make us faint.”

Clearly refusing the Government tariffs, the Indica taxis are charging Rs 300 as the fare per head from Shillong to Guwahati.

According to Nath, earlier the fare was Rs 250 per head but due to increase in fuel price the fares had to be increased to Rs 300.

The State Government came up with the new fares last year when the State Government had revised the vehicular tax.

Similarly, the Government fare for a sumo is Rs 164 while most of the sumo drivers are charging Rs 150 from each passnenger traveling to Guwahati from Shillong.

“We cant go by this rate as passengers will not accept this rate,” another driver added.

 

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