Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Strike hits life across Assam

Tuesday, September 07, 2010 12:18:46 PM by IANS ( 1 comment )

Guwahati, Sep 7 (IANS) The all-India strike called by central trade unions Tuesday impacted life across Assam Tuesday though tea and oil production were not hit.
The strike was total in the transport sector with buses, trucks and taxis keeping off the road. Shops and business establishments were closed in all towns, and educational institutions were hit by the strike, mainly due to lack of public transport.

“We have reports of strike supporters vandalising some buses and other public transport that operated in the morning hours,” a police official said.

Train services and production in most tea gardens, oilfields of Oil India Limited (OIL) and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) were, however, not affected.

“There has been disruption of air services in some sectors although Guwahati-New Delhi flights operated on schedule,” a civil aviation spokesperson said.

The labour strike did not affect public utilities like power and water supply either, officials said.

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