Indefinite chakka bandh from today

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Published: October 5,2020 11:10 AM
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October 5, 2020: Passengers across Assam have been affected due to an indefinite strike called by a major transport body since Monday morning demanding hike in fares among other demands.

October 5, 2020: Passengers across Assam have been affected due to an indefinite strike called by a major transport body since Monday morning demanding hike in fares among other demands.



Passenger vehicles across the state are off roads from 6 am on Monday due to the strike called by All Assam Motor Transport Association (AAMTA), who is seeking relief measures from the state government to offset massive losses suffered due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19)-induced lockdown restrictions.



In Guwahati, besides city buses and buses running on long routes, taxis, tempos and other passenger vehicles are also off roads in support of the demands raised by the AAMTA.



The list of demands by the association include a waiver in road tax for a year, doing away with quarterly tax on vehicles, an increase in bus fares and financial relief to transporters due to the restrictions imposed because of Covid-19 pandemic.



The government had requested the AAMTA to refrain from resorting to strike as it would pose inconvenience for passengers



In a bid to ensure passengers are not stranded because of the strike, the Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) has decided to operate 650 buses across the state, including 250 in Guwahati alone, from 6 am to 10 pm, on Monday.