Dimapur: Nagaland Chief Secretary Lalthara has asked his Assam equivalent NK Das to instruct the concerned district administration to take up necessary steps for lifting the ‘chakka bandh’ imposed on the movement of trucks carrying vital commodities to Nagaland.
The ongoing bandh is being imposed by the Hills Area Trucks Owner Association (HATOA) from Mariani and Jorhat since October 17 last under the cause that the road to Nagaland from Mariani is in a terrible condition.
Four districts of Nagaland specifically Mokokchung, Tuensang, Zunheboto and Longleng are suffering the brunt of the bandh.
In his letter, Lalthara informed that the particular road in question is a GS road under Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and stated that the concerned organisation has taken up emergency repairs in several locations where the condition was bad and now improved for the better.
Lalthara further informed his Assam counterpart that the association calling the bandh is not allowed movements of trucks from Assam to Nagaland via NH-61 connecting Amguri with Mokokchung. He also expressed regret that non-movement of trucks carrying vital commodities has led to scarcity of essential commodities in 4 districts of Nagaland.
The Mokokchung Chamber of Commerce & Industries (MCCI) had prior informed the State Government of the ongoing circumstances and the impact on the economic activities of all 4 districts experienced in a day or two of the bandh and resulting in a complete hectic situation.