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

Kohima: Police Department appeals commercial vehicles owners’ associations to call off bandh

BY | Thursday, 2 November, 2023

Nagaland Government on Thursday sanctioned the payment of Rs 11.62 crore as payment for private cars used for government duties during the Assembly election that was conducted in February 2023. The Home Department (Police General Branch) informed this to the State’s Director General of Police a day after the All Commercial Vehicles Owners’ Associations of Mokokchung, Tuensang, Zunheboto, Longleng, Phek (ANTA) and Peren (ANTA) Districts jointly called for an indefinite “chakka bandh” from 5:00 am on 3 November 2023, Friday.

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Following this, the Nagaland Police Department made an appeal to the commercial vehicles owners’ associations to call off the bandh “to prevent any inconvenience to the public”. The department acknowledged that the “actual disbursement of dues may take a few days on account of the administrative process involved” but assured that it would “endeavor to make the payments IMMEDIATELY.”

Meanwhile, the All Commercial Vehicles Owners’ Associations have asserted that the “chakka bandh” would go as planned.

“This time we won’t call off, unless and until the cash is in our hand”, the associated stated.

Mention may be made that the associations had earlier decided to impose “chakka bandh” from 9th October but revoked its decision when the Government of Nagaland issued an urgent appeal on 8th October 2023 promising of clearing the pending bills by 31st October 2023.

Read more: Commercial Vehicle Owners Associations of six districts announce indefinite “Chakka Bandh” over unpaid bills

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