Vehicles off the road in Assam

Guwahati: Life in Assam was affected on Tuesday as all kinds of public transport went off the road in response to a 24-hour bandh and general strike called by the All-India Road Transport Workers' Federation and the All-Assam Motor Transport Union, demanding immediate withdrawal of the hike in fuel prices.

The All-Assam Motor Transport Union has announced a 40 per cent hike in bus fares from July 1 if the Centre does not withdraw the fuel price hike or announce subsidies on the prices by Wednesday.