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

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Kokrajhar (Assam), Jan 27 (PTI) Train services betweenAssam and metropolises Delhi and Kolkata and road traffic wereaffected in a 36-hour rail and road blockade called by AllKoch Rajbongshi Students Union(AKRSU) from today.

All long-distance trains, including Rajdhani Express,Brahmaputra Mail, Saraighat Express, Kamrup Express, have beenhalted or controlled at Gossaigaon, Bongaigaon, Fakiragaon andKokrajhar leading to late running of many trains, officialsources said.

The rail and road blockade has been called in BodoTerritorial Council area demanding the creation of a separateKamtapur state and scheduled tribe status for the KochRajbongshis, AKRSU sources said.

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

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

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