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SDSA strike paralyzes traffic on NH-39
Correspondent IMPHAL, JAN 31:
Published on 1 Feb. 2010 12:33 AM IST
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Plying of all kinds of vehicles along the stretch of Imphal-Mao section of NH-39 in Senapati district was suspended Sunday due to the five-day chakka bandh strike imposed by the Senapati District Students’ Association (SDSA) which commenced last midnight. The SDSA is imposing the bandh in protest against government’s failure to translate into action the agreement signed with regard to the repairing of highly deteriorated condition of the stretch of the highway portion in Senapati district and opening of two fire service station at Maram and Tadubi. Owing to the chakka bandh strike, many vehicles including inter-state passenger buses coming from outside the state were stranded at Khuzuma. Till 2 pm, four goods laden trucks including a bullet tanker (carrying LPG), three inter-state buses and some taxis and mini trucks were stranded at Mao gate apart from those stranded on Nagaland side. The number of stranded vehicle at Khuzuma, the last gate to Manipur on Nagaland side could not be ascertained. Senapati bound passenger buses from Imphal also suspended their services but normal services upto Kangapokpi were unaffected. SDSA president, A Pfokrehra Khrasi in a statement reiterated that the chakka bandh would be followed by indefinite blockade. The stir will go ahead as per schedule announced earlier, the SDSA said.Medical, religious purposes, education, fire service, military, electricity, press and other essential services are exempted from the purview of the chakka bandh.

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