Train and road traffic hit in rail-road blockade in Assam

Kokrajhar (Assam), Jan 28 (PTI) Train services between Assam and metropolises Delhi and Kolkata and road traffic were affected in a 36-hour rail and road blockade called by All Koch Rajbongshi Students Union(AKRSU) from today.

All long-distance trains, including Rajdhani Express,Brahmaputra Mail, Saraighat Express, Kamrup Express, have been halted or controlled at Gossaigaon, Bongaigaon, Fakiragaon and Kokrajhar leading to late running of many trains, official sources said.

The rail and road blockade has been called in Bodo Territorial Council area demanding the creation of a separate Kamtapur state and scheduled tribe status for the Koch Rajbongshis, AKRSU sources said.

AKRSU supporters squatted on rail tracks at Salakati and its road blockade caused all long distance buses and trucks to be stranded on N H 31.

There was, however, no report of any untoward incident, the sources added.