The 24-hour ‘Chakka Bandh’ called by the transport workers’ unions on Wednesday (January 27) has been called off.

The ‘Chakka Bandh’ has been called off by the transport workers’ unions following assurance from the Labour Department that progress has been made over implementation of the proposed welfare scheme for transportation workers.

Representatives of the transport workers’ unions will sit for talks with the concerned authorities on Wednesday.

The transport workers’ unions have asserted that they will take stock on the developments being made in regards to the proposed welfare scheme.

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The Unions said that if they feel satisfied with the developments, they will call of the 48-hour ‘Chakka Bandh’ on February 12-13.

Earlier, the transport workers’ unions had called for series of ‘Chakka Bandhs’ in Assam in support of their various demands including implementation of the welfare scheme for the private transport workers proposed by the Assam Government.

The series of agitation programme included 24-hour Chakka Bandh on January 27 (Wednesday).

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