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Mizoram fruit, veg vendors �lost� Rs 60 lakh due to blockade

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AIZAWL, June 11 - Mizoram Fruits & Vegetables Suppliers Association has claimed that they lost more than Rs 60 lakh due the four-day economic blockade on the NH-54 by joint action committee of Kolasib town.

According to the Association, more than ten trucks carrying highly perishable fruits and vegetables were stranded during the blockade that was lifted on Friday night.

�The cost of a truckload of fruits and vegetables is around Rs 3-4 lakh. The suppliers already paid the price before the trucks reach here,� an Association leader said.

The delay of trucks carrying highly perishable fruits for even a day would cause us a loss, he said.

The joint action committee of Kolasib lifted the blockade at 10.30 pm on Friday, after the State Government succumbed to their demand for revocation of transfer order of a surgeon from Kolasib district hospital.

More than 400 hundred vehicles, carrying essential goods and other commodities from neighbouring Assam, entered Kolasib district since Friday night.

The government had issued a transfer order for surgeon Dr Zothansanga Zadeng from Kolasib to Serchhip. When the transfer protest was at its height, joint action committee of Serchhip requested the government to withdraw the transfer order for Dr Zothansanga Zadeng and transfer Dr Zochampuia instead to Serchhip. In response to Serchhip�s request, the government withdrew the transfer of Dr Zothansanga Zadeng and transferred Zochampuia instead.

The road block on the 850 km long National Highway 54, connecting Assam and Mizoram, had caused hardship to the people as large number of vehicles were stranded leading to shortage of essential commodities.

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Mizoram fruit, veg vendors �lost� Rs 60 lakh due to blockade

AIZAWL, June 11 - Mizoram Fruits & Vegetables Suppliers Association has claimed that they lost more than Rs 60 lakh due the four-day economic blockade on the NH-54 by joint action committee of Kolasib town.

According to the Association, more than ten trucks carrying highly perishable fruits and vegetables were stranded during the blockade that was lifted on Friday night.

�The cost of a truckload of fruits and vegetables is around Rs 3-4 lakh. The suppliers already paid the price before the trucks reach here,� an Association leader said.

The delay of trucks carrying highly perishable fruits for even a day would cause us a loss, he said.

The joint action committee of Kolasib lifted the blockade at 10.30 pm on Friday, after the State Government succumbed to their demand for revocation of transfer order of a surgeon from Kolasib district hospital.

More than 400 hundred vehicles, carrying essential goods and other commodities from neighbouring Assam, entered Kolasib district since Friday night.

The government had issued a transfer order for surgeon Dr Zothansanga Zadeng from Kolasib to Serchhip. When the transfer protest was at its height, joint action committee of Serchhip requested the government to withdraw the transfer order for Dr Zothansanga Zadeng and transfer Dr Zochampuia instead to Serchhip. In response to Serchhip�s request, the government withdrew the transfer of Dr Zothansanga Zadeng and transferred Zochampuia instead.

The road block on the 850 km long National Highway 54, connecting Assam and Mizoram, had caused hardship to the people as large number of vehicles were stranded leading to shortage of essential commodities.