IMPHAL, August 29: Passenger service in the four assembly constituencies of Lamsang, Uripok, Sekmai and Saitu was hit hard today as around 600 auto drivers took a break from their service.
Taking out an auto rally today demanding the implementation of the Inner Line Permit System, the drivers resolved not to allow non-local passengers without proper ID cards until the demand is met.
The rally was participated by auto rickshaws and other vehicles plying along the routes of Langjing, Kumlou, Spinning Mill, Lamsang Bazar, Lairen Sajik, Lamdeng, Touthong, Kadangban, Lairen Kabi, Pheiyeng Auto, Mana Ingkhol, Iroisemba, Game Village, Hourang Sabal, Sanjenbam, Kangchup Geljang and Lamlongei Lamban Lamsang Apheiba.
The autos had gathered at four different locations and decided to converge at Iroishemba, however police stopped them at Iroisemba, Lamsang and Lamboi Khongnangkhong.
Later, the auto drivers gathered at the Lamdeng Makha Leikai Lampak and convened a meeting.
The auto rally was organised by the Uripok Kangchup Road Mega Diesel Association (UKRAMDA), SIROI Transport Co-operative Society, Lamsang Branch and Lamsang Khurkhul Road Development Union (LKRDU).