As Buses, Cabs, Trekkers continue Strike, public in Assam face major inconvenience


Guwahati: The public transport service has been badly hit by the indefinite ‘Chakka Bandh’ called by the All Assam Motor Transport Association (AAMTA) from Monday. On the second day, the strike still remains the same. Commuters all over Assam are facing a lot of problems as the strike has created much inconvenience for the general public.

“I will go to Nagaon from Biswanath. We went to the medical to treat my sister and now we are trying to return home but there is not even a single public transport available,” said a woman in Biswanath District.

“We have been waiting since 07:00 AM. We will be going to Gohpur. The association has demanded a 100 percent rise in bus fares. We, the normal people, will face a lot of issues if the vehicle fares are increased,” said another woman.

It is to be mentioned that the Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) is operating 650 buses across the state but still it is not sufficient for daily commuters. The AAMTA called the strike demanding an increase of fares in the State as they claim their financial health is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.