Assam: Mobile internet suspension cripples cab, food delivery services in Guwahati

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.

“Individuals face a whole lot of issues with out web companies. All varieties of on-line companies together with Ola, Uber and meals supply companies get disrupted,” he added.

Guwahati Excessive Courtroom refused to remain the order of suspension of cellular web as a writ petition was filed towards the order.

The Assam authorities will conduct the ultimate section of the exams for grade IV posts on 11 September. To this point, no suspension of web order has been issued for that day.