Kamatapur demand blockade hits road, rail traffic in western Assam

Guwahati, Jan 28 : Rail and road traffic were severely affected in western Assam today in the wake of a 36-hour blockade called in support of a separate Kamatapur state.

The All Koch-Rajbonshi Students Union (AKRSU) had given the blockade call, which started at 0500 hrs this morning.

AKRSU supporters blocked the National Highway at several places and also staged a protest on railway tracks.

As a result, several trains, including the Rajdhani Express, were stopped on the way at different stations.

Vehicles were also left stranded on the Assam as well as West Bengal side as agitators staged demonstrations at inter-state gates.

The AKRSU has been demanding creation of a separate Kamatapur state, carved out of districts in Assam and West Bengal.