I would like to bring to your notice the unnecessary increase in the local-fare in Kalimpong. Since January the local vehicle fare has gone up from Rs. 20 to Rs. 30.
In contrast to fare increases in the plains like Siliguri, where even Rs. 1 or Rs 2 increases are strongly opposed by the local people there, it seems that in our hills, a Rs. 10 hike is not a big deal.
I want to request you to kindly highlight this issue not just to create an awareness but also to send a message that this “manmaani” by those increasing the fare by Rs. 10 will not be accepted.