60 vehicles stranded on Imphal-Moreh stretch
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, September 13 2011:
With counter-blockade supporters putting up a strong barricade at Thamnapokpi area of Imphal-Moreh road, around 60 loaded vehicles are currently stranded at Bongyang.
Another ten DI Tatas loaded with eatable items like biscuits are also stranded near Kakching oil pump enroute to Moreh.
One owner of a vehicle plying on Imphal-Moreh route said that it has been four days since the loaded trucks were stranded at Bongyang.
Around 50 women agitators have been putting up a strong barricade at Thamnapokpi from 7 am to 5 pm every day checking every vehicle.
In case any of the vehicles were found carrying goods, the goods would be scattered and destroyed.
This is happening every day, conveyed the vehicle owner.
During night male blockade supporters would come out to block the road.
Under such circumstances, drivers and transporters stranded at Bongyang have been suffering untold misery without any protection from rain, sun and insects.
Meanwhile, a press release issued by the Transporters' and Drivers' Council said that trucks, oil-tankers and LPG bullets would leave for Jiribam with security escorts tomorrow at 8 am .
The council also appealed to all vehicle owners to send their vehicles in time and park at Keithelmanbi from 4 am, so that they can join the trip to bring in essential commodities to the State.