Assam: Cell web suspension cripples cab, meals supply companies in Guwahati
Singer Zubeen Garg slammed the Assam authorities for suspending of web
Guwahati: App-based cab aggregator companies resembling Ola, Uber and Rapido had been disrupted throughout Assam on Sunday after the BJP authorities ordered a suspension of cellular web in 24 districts of the state for “clean” conduct of a written examination for grade III posts in varied departments.
Equally, the companies of meals supply apps resembling Swiggy and Zomato had been additionally offline.
On 21 August additionally, cellular web companies had been suspended in 25 districts of Assam when the state performed exams for grade IV posts.
“We confronted an enormous loss final Sunday as a result of suspension of the web. And at the moment additionally, we couldn’t ferry a single passenger. I’ve to pay month-to-month installments (EMIs) for the automobile I drive and an web shutdown would imply doom to me,” an Uber driver mentioned.
He, like most of his colleagues, is now attempting to ferry passengers with out the help of the app, however enterprise has been considerably hit.
Singer Zubeen Garg slammed the Assam authorities for suspending of web, saying the federal government may have requested the candidates to deposit their cellphones earlier than their examination.
“That is the primary time I’ve heard in regards to the web being suspended for an examination. It might have been higher if solely the candidates submitted their cellphones earlier than coming into the examination corridor or every other various resolution to the issue,” Zubeen Garg mentioned.