Nagaland medicine dealers forced to arrange its own transportation as strike continues
Dimapur, Sep.26 (EMN): With the transporters under the All Nagaland Goods Movers’ Union continuing its strike on all Dimapur-based goods and offices, the Nagaland Medicine Dealers’ Association (NMDA) has been forced to arrange its own transportation to address the shortage of medicines in the state.
The general secretary of NMDA told Eastern Mirror that the medicine dealers have been left with no option but to bring medicines themselves because of the ongoing strike.
‘Somehow we are arranging to bring the medicines with our own transportation to fill the shortages,’ he said.
The officials of Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industries (DCCI), when contacted, said the transporters were on a strike because of the incident that occurred at the TS Goods Carrier at Kalibari Road in Dimapur on August 26, where an employee of a transport agency was injured after three unidentified motorcycle-borne miscreants opened fire at the employees inside the office.
The DCCI said they are trying to talk with the transporters so that “better sense prevails” as the festive season is around the corner.
‘If the strike continues with the goods stuck in other states, people will suffer so the DCCI will have a consultation with the transporters,’ the official informed.
He said the authority had assured to book the culprit, so it was their responsibility to give them time.
The transporters have been on a strike since September 16 against the failure of the authorities to arrest the miscreants responsible for the August 26 firing incident.