Govt fails to persuade ACVOA to call off ‘Chakka Bandh’; commercial vehicles served penalty for defiance

Mokokchung: Emergency meeting convened by Mok DC with district unit gives no positive result

BY | Friday, 3 November, 2023

The indefinite “Chakka Bandh” called by the All-Commercial Vehicle Owners Association (ACVOA) began on Friday in certain districts of Nagaland including Mokokchung, Tuensang, Zunheboto and Longleng. The Association is demanding immediate release of payments for their vehicles hired by Nagaland Government for usage during the General Election in the state which was conducted earlier this year.

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In Mokokchung, a number of commercial vehicles were halted by ACVOA members for non-compliance to the bandh. The vehicles were also served with penalty, it has been informed.

On Thursday, the Home Department (Police General Branch) sanctioned Rs 11.62 crore against the unpaid pills to commercial vehicles, following which the Police Department urged the association to cancel its proposed “Chakka Bandh” assuring of speedy release of the funds but the association had rejected the plea.

On Friday, the Deputy Commissioner, Mokokchung, Thsuvisie Phoji, NCS, convened an emergency meeting with the Commercial Vehicle Owners Association, Mokokchung Unit where the DC “fervently appealed” for the bandh to be called off. In the meeting, the Superintendent of Police also “assured the aggrieved party that once the amount is transferred to their account it will be immediately disbursed without no further delay.”

The meeting was however futile as the association reiterated that until “they receive the amount which is due from the Government, they will continue with the Chakka bandh and appealed the competent authority to expedite the process of transaction at the earliest for the general welfare of the public.”

Read more: Nagaland Govt sanctions Rs 11.62 cr for private vehicles: Won’t call off ‘Chakka Bandh’ until ‘cash in hand’, say vehicle owners

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