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24-hour chakka bandh cripples life in Assam

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JORHAT: The response to the 24-hour chakka bandh called by the All India Motor Vehicle Workers’ Union on Tuesday in protest against price hike of fuel, was total in the district of Jorhat. All long and short distance commercial vehicles, as well as private vehicles, school buses and commercial three-wheelers, remained off the road. The major roads in the district, the NH-37, AT Road and Assam-Nagaland inter-State road wore a deserted look.

Most of the government offices recorded over 50 per cent attendance. The Jan Satabdi Express reached Jorhat with 35 per cent passengers while the Jet Airways and ferry services between Neematighat and Majuli functioned normally with lesser passengers than usual. Vehicles plying between Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Assam too remained off the road while fuel tankers, coal-laden trucks and LPG capsules were seen parked besides the NH-37 and NH-39 since early hours of Tuesday.

DEMOW: The 24-hour chakka bandh evoked total response in Demow. In the morning, employees and students faced problems while trying to go to schools and offices. Vehicles were off the roads and normal life was paralyzed in Demow.