Drivers of long-distance bus services in Assam have expressed anger and disappointment after no relaxations were announced in regards to inter-district public transportation in the new SOP. 

The drivers of long-distance buses in Assam have accused the state government of turning a blind eye towards their plight. 

The drivers had gathered at the Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) in Guwahati after the fresh set of SOPs were announced. 

“We had gathered here to resume our work. We were hopeful that the government will announce a few relaxations in regards to inter-district public transportation,” said a bus driver. 

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“But it seems that the state government doesn’t care about our lives or the lives of our family members who are starving,” the drivers added. 

“We have children at our homes who need to be fed. The government is pushing all of us to our deaths,” they further said. 

The Assam government, on Tuesday, issued a new SOPs, announcing relaxations in the restrictions being imposed to prevent the spread of the infection. 

“Inter-district public transport, however, shall remain suspended,” Assam health minister Keshab Mahanta had said. 

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