|New Delhi: The passing of Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha has led to massive protests across the North East, particularly in Assam. The capital city Guwahati and Dibrugarh city have been placed under indefinite curfew till further orders. In the wake of violent protests, several airlines have also cancelled their flights till Guwahati and Dibrugarh and train services have also been drastically hit. |
Vistara on Thursday cancelled two flights to Guwahati and Dibrugarh. "As per government advice due to current disturbances in Assam, flight UK725 (IXB - DIB) and UK726 (DIB-IXB) are cancelled for today. We are offering free change/cancellation to Guwahati and Dibrugarh flights through Sunday, 15th December," the airline said in a tweet. SpiceJet and GoAir have also announced cancellation of their flights and fee waiver to all passengers travelling to/from Guwahati, Dibrugarh and Jorhat till December 13.
Meanwhile, all trains in the North Frontier Railway division have been terminated or cancelled due to the protests.
The administration has also suspended internet services for 24 hours from 7 pm on Wednesday in ten districts of the state - Lakhimpur, Tinsukia, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Charaideo, Sivasagar, Jorhat, Golaghat, Kamrup (metro) and Kamrup.