Sinlung /
22 June 2012

Mizoram Cutoff: Road Blockade in Silchar

Aizawl, Jun 22 : Mizoram and southern part of Assam's Cachar district was cut off from rest of the country since Thursday morning due to a road blockade on NH-306 in Silchar by an NGO.

Hundreds of members of New Silchar Jana Jagaran Mancha (JJM) put up the blockade at Sonai Road point of the NH 306 (earlier NH-54) in Silchar from the morning, seeking immediate improvement of the inter-state road which is in an extremely dilapidated state for the past few years.

Though the blockade ended in the evening, traffic movement was hit as parts of the national highway from Rangirkhari to Aulia were submerged due to torrential rain. Hundreds of vehicles are stranded on the national highway in Silchar, causing much harassment to commuters.

"We blocked the highway to put pressure on the administration for repairing it. But, no officer from the district administration or BRO took note of it," JJM general secretary Debojit Roy said.


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