The members of the auto union staged a protest against vehicles on one route moving onto another route without a permit. The members of the auto union in the Dodear Hat area of Cooch Behar-Alipurduar road protested by blocking the road. Due to this, the problem of traffic congestion arose. Upon receiving the news of the incident, the Pundibari Police reached the spot and removed the blockade.
Khagrabadi Auto Union treasurer, Surjan Deb, alleged that 150 autos travel with permit in the state highway leading from Khagrabadi to Alipurduar, but more than 100 autos travel without a permit. A memorandum was also handed over to the RTO, in this regard, but to no avail.