The indefinite bandh imposed on National Highway-37 by the All Jiribam Road Transport Driver’s Union (AJRTDU), All Manipur Roads Transport Driver’s and Motor Workers Union, Khongsai Hills Diver Union, and Oinamlong Driver Union has been temporarily withdrawn till August 25.
The organisations on Wednesday called the indefinite bandh at the NH-37 from August 20 onwards as a mark of protest against the alleged negligence of the authorities concerned regarding the demands for the repair of the highway.
On Friday, a team of the joint organisation along with media persons went for inspection of the highway as far as Barak, and found workers of National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL) repairing the highway.
Speaking on the sidelines of the inspection, AJRTDU president M Tombabu Singh said that since the repair of the road is underway, the joint organisations will withdraw the indefinite bandh till August 25.
He further said that NHIDCL had informed them that the repair work on the highway will be completed by August 25. If the road is not repaired in a satisfactory condition, the joint organisation will begin the indefinite bandh from August 26 onwards, he said.
The inspection drive was conducted by AJRTDU president M Tombabu, secretary L Maniton Singh, and other executive members along with Oinamlong Driver Union secretary PG Ashing.