AR helps 500 stranded passengers
Source: Hueiyen News Service
Imphal, August 04 2011:
Troops of 5 Assam Rifles located at Senapati under the aegis of 59 Mountain Brigade of Red Shield Division provided humanitarian aid to stranded passengers at Senapati today.
A press release issued by PIB (DW) stated that as a result of the 'economic blockade' called by the SHDDC and the deteriotating security situation , movement of passengers buses from Guwahati and Dimapur was stopped at Senapati, which resulted in about 11 passenger buses being halted on August 3, at the Mini Stadium, Senapati.
The buses were carrying about 500 passengers including 72 patients who were returning after treatment.
The passengers who got stranded without food and lodging arrangements were provided meals and tea at Senapati Mini Stadium by 5 Assam Rifles as a humanitarian gesture as quite a few of the passengers were from an econimically weak background .