Mizoram cut off for the third day, blockade to continue

Petrol and diesel have been rationed by the filling stations after the state government issued an order yesterday.

Published: 08th June 2017 07:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th June 2017 07:50 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

AIZWAL: Mizoram remained cutoff from the rest of the country for the third day today due to the indefinite blockade of its lifeline NH 54 at Kolasib on the state's border with Assam by NGOs and student bodies.

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Kolasib district, which is spearheading the blockade in protest against the transfer of a surgeon from the district hospital, decided during the day to continue with the blockade.

Meanwhile, shortage of essential commodities hit Aizawl and the rest of the state as trucks carrying essential goods were stranded due to the blockade.

Petrol and diesel have been rationed by the filling stations after the state government issued an order yesterday.

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