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