Mizoram: Blockade on NH 54 lifted after four days

Hundreds of vehicles, carrying essential goods and other commodities from neighbouring Assam, entered Kolasib district last night, after the blockade was lifted.

By: PTI | Aizawl | Published:June 10, 2017 1:54 pm

The Joint Action Committee of Kolasib district in Mizoram has lifted the road blockade from National Highway 54 after four days. Kolasib superintendent of police C Lalzahngova said the blockade was lifted from the lifeline of Mizoram late last night. Hundreds of vehicles, carrying essential goods and other commodities from neighbouring Assam, entered Kolasib district last night, after the blockade was lifted.

The JAC had called the ‘indefinite’ blockade as the people of Kolasib district were protesting the transfer of a surgeon from the district hospital without posting of a replacement. The blockade was lifted after the state government withdrew the transfer order of the doctor.

The road block on the 850 km long National Highway, connecting Assam and Mizoram, had caused hardship to the people as large number of vehicles were stranded on NH 54 leading to shortage of essential commodities.

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