NAHARLAGUN, Sep 30: Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner, Prince Dhawan unveiled the uniforms of tempo drivers at a hotel here on Thursday last.
These uniforms, which would initially be worn by drivers falling under the umbrella of Naharlagun-Yupia Tempo Union (NYTU), would eventually see all the tempo and auto drivers of the Capital Complex wear it.
Addressing a large gathering of tempo and taxi drivers, the DC while lauding the initiative of the NYTU, All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) as well as that of the state’s transport department for coming out with such an initiative, hoped that the move would go a long way in terms of streamlining the transport bodies of the state.
‘Wearing a uniform has its own benefits and at the same time has responsibilities too. Always wear you uniform with pride but make sure that you upkeep its significance as well,’ Dhawan said, further calling upon all the commercial drivers to always be disciplined and not to take law in their hands.
He informed that the administration is trying its best to curb the ever growing traffic issues in the twin cities of Naharlagun and Itanagar and it would soon come with app-based cab and tempo services in the two townships which would in turn help curtail traffic congestion to a certain extent.
In terms of people driving taxis on private numbers, the DC cautioned that this trend should be stopped. For this he appealed the drivers and owners of the taxis to get their vehicles registered with commercial number plates so that it does not cause problems in the future.
AAPPTF president, Dobing Sonam in his address also appealed to the administration to look into the parking issues that the tempo drivers face in Naharlagun by allotting them a specific parking lot.
EAC, Hento Karga and Capital District Transport Officer, Remar Gab also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier, the NYTU submitted a memorandum to the DC appealing him to allot the tempo drivers a proper parking space in Naharlagun market and railway station from where they majorly ferry the passengers to which the former assured to look into.
The Capital SP also attended the programme.