Train and road traffic hit in rail-road blockade in Assam

Train services between Assam and metropolises Delhi and Kolkata were affected along with road traffic in a 36-hour rail and road blockade called by All Koch Rajbongshi Students Union(AKRSU) from Thursday.

Last Updated: Jan 27, 2011, 18:24 PM IST

Kokrajhar(Assam): Train services between
Assam and metropolises Delhi and Kolkata were affected along
with road traffic in a 36-hour rail and road blockade called
by All Koch Rajbongshi Students Union(AKRSU) from Thursday.
All long-distance trains have been halted or stopped
at Gossaigaon, Bongaigaon, Fakiragaon and Kokrajhar leading to
late services, official sources said.

The rail and road blockade has been called in Bodo
Territorial Council area demanding the creation of a separate
Kamtapur state and scheduled tribe status for the Koch
Rajbongshis, AKRSU sources said.
AKRSU supporters squatted on rail tracks at Salakati
and its road blockade caused all long-distance buses and
trucks to be stranded on NH-31.

No untoward incident was reported.

PTI