Normal life affected in Assam due to strike.

Assam strikeGuwahati: Normal life was partly affected in Assam today due to the strike called by different trade unions against the central government’s labour policies.

Banks, financial companies, schools and other educational institutions remained closed and private vehicles were off the road. But, shops and business establishment were open in the state capital, the official sources said.

Flights operated usually from the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi international airport at Borjhar and other airports of the state.

North East Frontier (NF) Railway chief public relations officer S Hajong told that some picketers had to be cleared from the tracks at Lakhtokia in the city and Bongaigaon although running of trains was not affected in any parts of the state.

However, shops and business in the commercial town of Tinsukia, the business core of upper Assam, were closed and all modes of transport off the road. Usual life was partly affected in parts of Brahmaputra and Barak valleys where police arrested over 100 picketers.

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