BISHNUPUR, December 7: National Highway 150 has been blocked indefinitely from the midnight of December 6 against the failure of the government to repair the highway even after repeated assurances.
It may be mentioned that following an agitation from the locals, an MoU was signed by Works Minister Kh Ratankumar Singh and Commerce and Industry Minister Govindas Konthoujam on Dec 14, 2012 assuring that the construction of the said stretch of highway would be started from March 2013 following which the then agitation was suspended.
Meanwhile, due to the road block which started from today, no vehicles were seen plying along the route except for medical and religious related.
Items like banana and other agricultural products were seen bringing in to the Bishnupur market on foot along a shorter route.
A bandh supporter said that the road blockade was going on under the active support of Zeliangrong Students’ Union Khoupum area, Ngariyan Village Authority, Cachar Road Educational and Cultural Sporting Association, Meira Paibi, Khoupum Area Drivers’ Association and many local organisations.
He further mentioned that another form of stronger agitation will also be launched if the government fails to respond to their agitation.