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Chakka bandh hits normal life in State

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GUWAHATI, June 4 - A 24-hour strike called by transport workers today paralysed normal life across the State, including the capital city.

The �chakka bandh� was supported by five transport workers� unions.

Their demands include rollback of fuel prices, scrapping of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and constitution of a welfare board for motor workers as per the Motor Vehicles Act.

Apart from a few stray incidents of attacks on private vehicles, particularly at Doboka in Karbi Anglong, the strike was largely peaceful, the organizations claimed.

While all modes of public transport vehicles were off the roads, the Assam State Transport Corporation operated around 700 buses in the State and 200 in the capital city, but those could not ease the inconvenience caused to commuters.

Schools remains closed even as the strike affected attendance in offices and business establishments.

In Guwahati, the protesting organizations held a demonstration at Khanapara from 9 am to 11 am, waving placards and posters.

APMU general secretary Ramen Das said the organizations would intensify their stir if the government continues to turn its back on the demands.

�Hike in prices of fuel has affected one and all and it is a demand of each citizen of the country to roll back the prices,� Das said.

Sources said the association of transport vehicle owners might also call a similar strike soon if the fuel prices are not cut.

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Chakka bandh hits normal life in State

GUWAHATI, June 4 - A 24-hour strike called by transport workers today paralysed normal life across the State, including the capital city.

The �chakka bandh� was supported by five transport workers� unions.

Their demands include rollback of fuel prices, scrapping of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and constitution of a welfare board for motor workers as per the Motor Vehicles Act.

Apart from a few stray incidents of attacks on private vehicles, particularly at Doboka in Karbi Anglong, the strike was largely peaceful, the organizations claimed.

While all modes of public transport vehicles were off the roads, the Assam State Transport Corporation operated around 700 buses in the State and 200 in the capital city, but those could not ease the inconvenience caused to commuters.

Schools remains closed even as the strike affected attendance in offices and business establishments.

In Guwahati, the protesting organizations held a demonstration at Khanapara from 9 am to 11 am, waving placards and posters.

APMU general secretary Ramen Das said the organizations would intensify their stir if the government continues to turn its back on the demands.

�Hike in prices of fuel has affected one and all and it is a demand of each citizen of the country to roll back the prices,� Das said.

Sources said the association of transport vehicle owners might also call a similar strike soon if the fuel prices are not cut.

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