Food supply in Midnapore badly affected as truckers fear Maoists attack

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West Midnapore (West Bengal), Feb.20 (ANI): The recent incident of Maoists' atrocities has created a fear factor not just among the local residents but the ordinary lorry drivers too.

Transport services have been badly affected due to Maoist activities in West Midnapore District.

Fully loaded trucks, from Bihar, Orissa, Jharkhand have stopped their service due to Maoists' terror in the border zone of the states, it is linked to Midnapore District roads.

Several trucks carrying food, vegetables, and important material have been fired at occasionally by the Maoists. For that reason truck and carriers don't want to move towards the area.

This has led to increase in price of vegetables, food items and daily products that were coming from Bihar, Orissa, Jharkhand.

"From the beginning when strike commenced, truckers from the other states developed fear and stopped their services through National Highway 6," said Anil Sikaria, a truck owner.

The effect on supply of goods from other states has affected the general life and innocent people are faced with a hard time in daily life.

"Maoists burnt trucks from Bihar, Jharkhand, and Orissa. That has badly affected the supply in local vegetable markets. Market do have enough vegetables and other products. Prices are high. Govt. should have to think about it," Sikaria added.

On February 15, in one of the worst attack Maoists country, attacked Eastern Frontier Rifles (EFR) camp in Silda killing 24 policemen. (ANI)

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