Chakka Bandh in Assam has ended
Chakka Bandh in Assam has ended

The All Assam Motor Transport Association (AAMTA) called for an indefinite Chakka Bandh demanding the government to allow 100% of passengers, to increase the bus fares and few others amid the COVID-19 pandemic from October 5 has ended today. Last Friday, the AAMTA said that it has been forced to take the step in view of the crisis faced by them due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent nationwide lockdown.

The association further said the price of essential commodities and petrol, diesel has been raised but the fares are still low which is insufficient for us to meet the ends. "The fuel price has increased. The government has ordered to carry 50% of passengers. We should be allowed to carry 100% of passengers or the fares must be hiked. Till our demands are met the Chakka Bandh will continue," said a member of the AAMTA. The sources said the bus, trackers, and e-rickshaw continued to carry 50% of passengers following the government rules however the government did not hear with the association demand of a fare hike.

The state commuters have faced suffering and inconvenience due to the strike. With no buses, trackers, e-rickshaws passengers stood on the road for several hours under the sun. The State Transport Department has assured to run ASTC buses on roads during the bandh. But only a few numbers were seen. However, the bandh has ended today as the government agrees to carry 100% of the capacity. The bus, trackers, and e-rickshaws will run from Friday.

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