State government will review fuel hike: Meghalaya CM



Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K. Sangma today said that the state government will review the increase of fuel prices.

“We will see what impact it would have on our resources and factor in that it will not impact the people too much. Critical balancing over this is the need of the hour,” Sangma told reporters here today.

The Meghalaya Joint Action Committee of Commercial Vehicle (MJACCV) has decided to carry out an indefinite strike starting from Wednesday if the government does not revise the rate of taxi fares besides reducing the tax which they are required to pay.

MJACCV chairman, Wandonbok Jyrwa informed that they have demanded the state government to reduce the fare because the petrol price is at Rs 91.

“We have decided to go for an indefinite strike if the government does not comply with their demand to reduce the tax rates and also revise the taxi fares,” Jyrwa said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong informed MJACCV submitted a memorandum about the revision of taxi fare and reduction of tax rates.

Tynsong said that the memorandum has been forwarded to the Transport department.

He said that the concerned department will examine the matter and they can table the proposal to the Cabinet to take a decision.

“Right now I cannot comment whether we will revise the taxi fares,” said Tynsong.