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The JAC had called the ‘indefinite’ blockade as the people of Kolasib district were protesting the transfer of a surgeon from the district hospital without posting of a replacement. The blockade was lifted after the state government withdrew the transfer order of the doctor.
The road block on the 850 km long National Highway, connecting Assam and Mizoram, had caused hardship to the people as large number of vehicles were stranded on NH 54 leading to shortage of essential commodities.