GUWAHATI, Nov 19 – The Guwahati Senior Citizens’ Association (GSCA) has decided to send a deputation to meet the State Transport Minister and the Food and Civil Supply Minister separately with a view to acquainting them of the hardships caused to the general public because of the anomalies in the supply of LPG (cooking gas) cylinders and also in respect of travelling through city bus and other modes of public conveyance in the city.
The association, in its meeting held under the presidentship of senior journalist DN Chakravartty on November 17, also expressed concern over the unjustified spiralling of prices in various essential commodities “due to the wrong handling by the authorities and manipulation by dishonest dealers.”
Tabiul Hussain, member in charge of administration and coordination, GSCA, presented the report highlighting the activities of the association.
Participating in the discussion, Khanindra Chandra Das, Ramanikanta Deka, PK M Mahanta, Jagat Bora, Dr Dev Das Bharali, Madhabananda Dutta Bardoloi, Bijuli Sarma and Dr Minoti Hazarika regretted the callousness of the State Government towards the untold sufferings of the commuters in the city and the household people caused due to the mismanagement in the distribution of cooking gas and fixation of fares in city buses.
The speakers pleaded for special concessions in the city bus fares for school students and senior citizens.