Accusing the opposition of creating anarchy using taxis as a weapon, West Bengal government on Tuesday warned of stern action against errant drivers who force others from plying their vehicles creating great inconvenience for the people.
Taxi drivers have illegally occupied a prime plot of land worth over Rs 100 crore belonging to Srinagar Development Authority with officials having failed to evict them even after passage of four days.
In good news for taxi drivers, rickshaw pullers and rag pickers, government on Tuesday decided to extend the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) scheme to them along with mine and sanitation workers.
After extending health cover under
Rashtriya Swasthiya Bima Yogana (RSBY) scheme to domestic and
beedi workers and porters among others, the government has now
decided to bring auto and taxi drivers under its ambit.
Fuelling the language row further
in Maharashtra, Raj Thackeray-led MNS on Monday asked taxi drivers
from the Hindi-speaking states of Bihar and UP to be conversant in Marathi within 40 days or return to their