Chakka Bandh Cripples Life in Karbi Anglong District

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DIPHU, Aug 07: The 24-hour nation-wide strike called by the All India Motor Transport Organization (AIMTO) has crippled the normal life in the district as all public buses which are the chief means of communication were off the road but private vehicles were seen plying on the road as usual. The chakka bandh started from 5:00 AM on August 7, 2018 till 5:00 AM the following day.

Public transport connection with West Karbi Anglong district were disrupted and public carrier were off the road in protest against the unconstrained price hike of fuel also demand government’s decision for amendment of Motor Vehicles Act of 1988, etc beside the rolling back of the increase in third-party insurance premium, vehicle registration fee, including renewal fees for permit, fitness certificate and license imposed by the regional transport offices in different states as envisaged in the transport bill .

“We support the 24-hour chakka bandh in protest against the centre’s move to pass the road transport and safety bill, 2016, and amendment of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, without provisions for the transport workers’ welfare,” Vishnu Sharma, a driver of Diphu.

While filling of this report no untoward incident is reported from any part of Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong districts and the situation under the close watch of the district administration.