Chakka bandh in Assam

ITANAGAR, Apr 2: The Assam Passengers Transport Coordination Committee has declared a two-day chakka bandh on 8 and 9 April, alleging that the Assam government is not addressing its demands.
In a press statement, the committee said its longstanding grievances have not been taken care of by the Assam government, which it said has compelled it to announce the chakka bandh.
During the chakka bandh, no private buses will be allowed to ply. “Also, we will not cooperate with the Election Commission. The commission has fixed the rate of hire of buses based on the 2012 tariff, which is not acceptable. Further, some district election offices of Assam are yet to clear payments for using private buses during the last panchayat election,” the committee said.
However, government buses will be allowed to ply as usual during the bandh period, it said. Earlier, rumour of an Assam bandh on 9 and 10 April, which was circulated on the social media, had created panic in Arunachal Pradesh.
With the voting day on 11 April, people were worried that they might not be able to reach their destinations if there was a bandh. But sources in Assam informed that there is no such bandh call as of now.