Protest over fuel price hike: Public transportation in Assam to remain at halt

The bandh has been called to protest growing prices of petrol and diesel, as well as register the transport associations opposition to Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Published: 04th June 2018 07:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th June 2018 07:13 PM   |  A+A-

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The fuel price has increased since a few days.

By UNI

GUWAHATI: Public transportation across Assam came to a standstill today in view of a 24-hour 'chakka bandh' called by various transport associations in protest of rising fuel prices.

A number of transport associations had called for the bandh, and was supported by all public transport groups, including auto and trekker associations.

The bandh has been called to protest growing prices of petrol and diesel,as well as register the transport associations opposition to Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

All long distance as well as local public transports, including in main city Guwahati, remained off the roads.

In Doboka in central Assam, some protestors pelted stones and sticks on passing private vehicles.

Police later reached the spot and brought the situation under control, also arresting one of the stone pelter. There were no reports of any other untoward incident from other parts of the state.

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