Itahari, February 13:

Janachetana Ama Samuha (mothers’ group) of Pakali-3 in Sunsari obstructed the Pakali section of the East-West Highway for an indefinite period, to protest exorbitant transport fares in public vehicles.

According to Area Police Office, Pakali, thousands of passengers have been stranded due to the strike.

The mothers’ group had urged the local microbus, tempo and mini-bus entrepreneurs in written to sit for the talks regarding the fares a few days ago.