AIZAWL, Oct 18 - Associations of truck owners and drivers on Thursday launched an indefinite blockade of the NH-306, considered the lifeline of Mizoram, in protest against its alleged bad condition that has led to a number of accidents.
The NH-306, which was NH-54 earlier, starts from Kawnpui in Mizoram and ends at Silchar in Assam.
The Mizoram Truck Owners� Association (MTOA) and the Mizoram Truck Drivers� Association (MTDA) launched the blockade from 7 am, alleging that the condition of the highway, especially the stretch between Kawnpui and Buichali, is �extremely bad�.
�A number of trucks have overturned along the highway, while many others are stranded due to bad condition of the road,� MTOA general secretary Dina Tlau said.
Losses suffered by truck owners due to the poor road have been heavy and the lives of the drivers are also in danger, Tlau claimed.
The State Public Works Department has started repairing patches on the highway since Tuesday as it is urgent, PWD engineer-in-chief K Lalsawmvela said. Out of the 21 worst patches, 12 were repaired, he added. � PTI