ATPWDS’s 36-hr bandh ends; defers 3rd phase bandh

AALO, Oct 31: The 36-hour second phase bandh called by the Aalo Town Public Welfare & Development Society (ATPWDS) ended on Tuesday at 5 PM.
Government establishments, shops, educational institutions, banks within the area, where the bandh was enforced, were closed and vehicles remained off the road during the bandh period, claimed ATPWDS in a release.
Members of the Galo Students Union and Maxi cab and Tata Sumo Association, Aalo also came forward to support the bandh.
Meanwhile, the proposed third phase 60-hour bandh has been deferred from November 7 to 9 to November 22 to 24 to give the authority sufficient time to resolve the issue.
While informing this, ATPWDS Chairman Kento Ete appealed to the state government to resolve the issue of road construction before the commencement of the third phase of the agitation.
GSU President Binya Ronya also appealed to the state government and the entrusted road construction company for immediate execution of the project, failing which he threatened to launch mass movement.
The ATPWDS has been demanding immediate construction and maintenance of highway (TAH) from Gabu to Tai section of Aalo Bam road.
The society had called a 24-hour bandh on October 23 in its first phase.