By R Lester Makang
UKHRUL, Sept 4: Normal traffic including private vehicles, bus and taxi passengers services along the National Highway -150 in Ukhrul district has been severely disrupted on the first day of the indefinite bandh called by the United Naga Council (UNC) here today.
Even though paramilitary and state security forces are deployed at all strategic points to ensure safe passage of vehicles along the national highway, the Imphal-Ukhrul road wore deserted appearance as all vehicles stayed off the road on Thursday in response to bandh call of the apex Naga council, sources said.
Consequently, both the bus and taxi passenger services plying along the Ukhrul-Imphal route came to a grinding halt even as inter-village and village-town passenger services in the district remained stalled.
Although the highway blockade did not affect normal life in Ukhrul town with most businesses and town taxi service remained functioning, fewer number of vehicular traffics could be seen plying on the main road.
The apex Naga council has accordingly resolved to continue its strictures until the Centre intervene in the Nagas’ situation in Manipur.