358 goods truck head for Imphal, 200 still stranded in Senapati
Source: Hueiyen News Service
Imphal, August 14 2011:
Even as the ongoing general strike on the two national highways which is the lifelines of the state imposed by SHDDC intensifying day by day, 358 goods laden trucks have headed today for Imphal from Jiribam under heavy security escort of MR, IRB and Commandos and heavy ROP duties of CRPF and Assam Rifles.
However, the trucks are likely to reach Imphal on August 16 or 17 since the part of the stretch at Kambiron area is in its worst condition due to the incessant rainfall witnessed by the state in the last few days.
There are 20 oil tankers, 13 bullet trucks, 150 rice laden trucks while the remaining trucks are ferrying fertilizers, cements, iron rods and other essential commodities.
Meanwhile, more than 200 goods laden trucks are being left stranded in Senapati due to the ongoing general strike of SHDDC in demand of a full-fledged Sadar Hills district.
Since the trucks are left stranded for so many days, most of the drivers have exhausted their pocket money and many are left starved.
It may be mentioned that ever since the agitation sponsored by Sadar Hills District Demand Committee (SHDDC) started, all the supply lines leading to Imphal have been cut-off which has resulted in the rising prices of essential commodities in the state.