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Tung-Dilaram Taxi Association, Kurseong repairs road

Tung-Dilaram Taxi Association, Kurseong repairs road
Members of the Tung-Dilaram Taxi Association, Kurseong, (TDTA) have finally got a good stretch of the link-road they always wanted to park their vehicles.
Tired of requesting the authorities concerned to have the road repaired, the members themselves completed the repair work on the road near Harijan Samiti Building at Park Location in the town today.
Talking to reporters, the chief advisor and a senior member of the TDTA, Ramesh Lama, said the administration had provided them with a parking space at Park Location, but they always had problems taking their vehicles to the parking lot, given the bad condition of the link road.
“We were forced to park our vehicles randomly at other places or roads in and around Park Location, while we had to face the ire of both the traffic police and the people around,” he said.
Mr Lama claimed that they had informed of the matter and made several requests to the local leadership, members of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) and the ward-number 13 councilor regarding the poor condition of the road, but in vain.“With help from some individuals, the members of the association themselves repaired around 15 to 20 metres of the road, so that we can drive properly to the space and park our vehicles,” Mr Lama said. 
According to the president of the association, Biren Tamang, they presently have 14 taxis and 28 members (drivers and cleaners) in their association.
The association members said some members of the Harijan community living in the area helped them by providing breakfast and lunch as they repaired the road. Association members, drivers and cleaners also contributed money for the work, while the GTA public relation o, RB Lama, also funded Rs 1000 from his own pocket.
Kurseong municipality chairman Samirdip Blon said the move is “a good and appreciable initiative.”
“Had the association made a written request, the municipality would have certainly looked into the matter,” he said.(sns)

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