GUWAHATI, June 4: The 24-hours chakka bandh called All Assam Motor Transport Association (AAMTA) began on Monday, crippled normal life in different parts of the State particularly in the city with public transport buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws were off the roads. The ASTC, however, provided some relief to the people by plying the corporation’s 700 buses throughout the State adding 200 extra buses within the Guwahati city.
The AAMTA gave the chakka bandh seeking revision of fuel prices. The strike was supported by various organizations. The association has threatened to give a 48-hour strike on June 11 if the government does not respond to their demand.
Majority of educational institutions particularly the private schools remained closed on Monday as the schools buses and vans were off the roads. Attendance of employees in government as well private offices were thin as many of them could not reach office due to acute scarcity of public vehicles.