Supply of essential items to Garo Hills affected

Goalpara-Police Patrolling during 96-hour bandh called by the Non Tribal Forum

SHILLONG: The prolonged bandh in the neighbouring Goalpara district in Assam has affected the supply of essential commodities to Garo Hills.

No truck carrying diesel, petrol and essential commodities is coming due to the ongoing unrest in Golapara, West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner Pravin Bakshi said over phone from Tura on Thursday.

However, the Deputy Commissioner said that after knowing the situation, the people had taken precautionary measures to store things in advance.

With the Nongstoin route to Garo Hills is yet to be ready, the agitations in Goalpara has affected Garo Hill since it is the only route to reach Garo Hills from Assam. There were a series of cases of stone pelting on vehicles during the bandh hours in Goalpara.

Meanwhile, the State Government has taken a serious note over the clamping of curfew in Goalpara district which is affecting the essential services in the whole of Garo Hills.

“I would have a talk with the various Deputy Commissioners of Garo Hills to know the present stock position,” Commissioner Divisions (Garo Hills) PW Ingty said here on Thursday.

He also assured that the Government would take possible measures to ensure there is no breakdown of the essential services.

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