All Commercial Vehicle Owners Association end indefinite “Chakka Bandh” after payments released

Mokokchung: Payment disbursal to begin on 8th November 2023 at respective SP Offices

BY | Tuesday, 7 November, 2023

The All Commercial Vehicles Owners’ Association (ACVOA) of Mokokchung, Zunheboto, Tuensang, Wokha and Longleng, along with the All Nagaland Taxi Association (ANTA) units of Phek and Peren districts, have decided to call off their indefinite “Chakka Bandh”. This protest was initiated on November 3, with the primary demand being the immediate release of payments for their vehicles’ usage during the General Election held in February 2023.

Nagaland Government today fulfilled the associations’ demands by releasing the pending payments to all respective districts. These payments had been pending for 10 months (January -October) for the hiring of vehicles requisitioned from various districts for election duties during the 14th Nagaland State Legislative Assembly Election 2023

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The release order specifies that the commencement of payment disbursal for these vehicles will begin on November 8, 2023, at the respective Superintendent of Police (S.P.) Offices in their respective districts.

The decision to end the “Chakka Bandh” came after the associations had contemplated extending the protest to all the National Highways in the districts where it was initially implemented. The potential impact on Nagaland State Transport (NST) was also a concern, slated to affect services from 8th November.

The All Commercial Vehicle Owners Association expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the general public for their unwavering support during the “chakka bandh”, highlighting the absence of any disturbances or objections throughout their demand against the state government. They extended their sincere appreciation to all the dedicated members of the Association, who had tirelessly worked towards achieving their ten-month-long demand.

Additionally, the association conveyed its thanks to the State government for fulfilling their commitment by disbursing the overdue payments, following a 10-month period of demand. They also expressed their willingness to work closely with the government in the future, fostering a spirit of cooperation and mutual understanding.

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