Normal life partially hit in Assam

Guwahati: Normal life was partially affected in Assam today due to the strike called by various 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. However, shops and business establishment were open in the state capital, official sources said.

Flights operated normally from the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi international airport at Borjhar as well as other airports of the state.

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

Shops and business establishments, however, in the commercial town of Tinsukia, the business hub of upper Assam, were closed and all modes of transport off the road.

Normal life was partially affected in parts of Brahmaputra and Barak valleys where police arrested more than 100 picketers.