At the very outset, we would like to bestow our heartfelt thanks to Assam Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary for improving the condition of transport facilities in Assam. Your invaluable contributions are always highly appreciated. However sir, the recent scerio that has hovered around the State regarding transport and communication is quite pathetic.
Requisition of public transport
The general public has to keep waiting at bus stops for hours as only a few buses are available. But the question that arises is: where have the buses from Assam suddenly disappeared?
Sir, as per the information we have received from mass media, it is evident that there have been requisition of public transport by the neighbouring States like Tripura and galand for Assembly election.
But sir, we still feel perplexed to understand the fact that why the people of Assam are made to suffer for the benefit of other States. In fact, what was the need to transfer buses from Assam to neighbouring States just for elections? And indeed these are questions that have been lingering in the minds of every individual in Assam.
Sir, kindly image the deplorable scerio which every HSLC candidate has to face because of this requisition of buses as the examition has already started. In fact, even when the requisition of the buses was going on, the Assam Government completely failed to provide its people some other altertives except a few over crowded ASTC buses running across the State.
Hence, it is our humble requests to you not to make the people of Assam suffer by depriving them of transport facilities. And even if there is any need for such “requisition”, then some other altertives must be provided to the people of Assam by the government.
Bishaldeep Kakati, Pranjit Das,
America and Chi are placed at the two ends of the spectrum of intertiol relations. While the U.S. appears to be going its own way, Chi seems to be engaged in spreading its net looking for partnerships for its belt and road initiative.
In order to find its feet in the new world order, India should work on the existing contours of its ties with Chi in the form of BRICS, the Shanghai cooperation organization and the Chi-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
Simultaneously, it should also work with Japan, Australia and Germany in exploring new trade ties with Africa, South America and Southeast Asia on account of sea links. Interaction with like-minded countries is better than over-reliance on an unpredictable America.
Satish Kumar Sarma,
Kalayanpur, Biswath Chariali.