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Traffic bandh in Aizawl

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Aizawl: The 12-hour traffic bandh in the Mizoram capital town began at 5 am on Wednesday hitting movement of vehicles.

Aizawl district SP Lalbiakthanga Khiangte said traffic was thin in the town as most of the vehicles kept off the road fearing damage by protestors.

A few buses and taxis were sighted as the owners have not supported the bandh. There were, however, no bandh supporters in the streets after 15 volunteers of bandh-sponsor Mizoram Motor Vehicle Taxation Refinement Demand Coordination Committee were arrested, he said.

Many students had to walk to attend classes as did government employees, who were instructed by the state government to attend office. Mizoram Home Minister R Lalzirliana had yesterday warned that firm action would be taken against those who obstructed normal life. The traffic bandh is being held to protest against the ‘unprecedented’ hike in road tax and compulsory payment of life time road tax, MMVTRDCC sources said. (PTI)

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