‘Water tanker increase price as transportation charge increases’


Imphal: All Manipur Road Transport Drivers and Motor Worker’s Union said water tax of government is same as earlier, due to increasing in transportation charge the water tankers plying under the union increase the price of water.

Secretary general of the union, Maimom Anil Meitei told reporters here on Saturday that due to untimely rainfall most of the river has been dried up. The water supply at Porompat in Imphal East, Iroisemba in Imphal West and some others have also stopped providing water to the public.

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To meet the need of public the water tankers are supplying water to the public by fetching water from Koirengei water supply, he added.

While fetching water from Koirengei the expenditure of water tanker is much higher than that of fetching from the earlier water supplies. Due to the reason the water tankers take charge ranging from Rs 2,000 to Rs 3,000. Before increasing the charge, the transport union discussed the matter with executive members along with the transport department, Anil said.

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He said the union supports each steps taken by the transport department as the officials took the initiatives under certain guideline or rules and regulation. He appealed the public not to mislead that the transport department is taking extra tax on water.

The union further appealed the private water tanker (small water capacity) not to charge much.


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