Taking a note of damage to over 1,600 mobile towers during farmers Meanwhile, Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) has written to Punjab CM, seeking his intervention into the matter. The industrial body further said the blockage of key highways linking neighbouring states is resulting in losses to the tune of thousands of crores daily. He asked the state government to take immediate action to prevent such acts and protect communication infrastructure. Damaging and disrupting communication lines will affect not only students but the whole society and economy also in many ways, The governor felt there has been a failure of law enforcement agencies in preventing such damages. Meanwhile, Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) sought intervention of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in this regard. ASSOCHAM president Vineet Agarwal urged the CM to step up the efforts to ensure that such incidents do not take place. At the same time, the ASSOCHAM complimented the CM for making The blockade of important highways connecting Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and the NCR has been resulting in a daily loss of Rs 3,000-3500 crore, as per our earlier estimates, the ASSOCHAM said in a statement. The losses to the economic activities are mounting while the image of the state as an investment destination is taking a dent, Agarwal said. Such incidents not only result in a huge national loss but also severely dent the image of a progressive state, A prolonged and continuation of the agitation, especially with incidents of damage to the industrial and other infrastructure, would turn investors away from the state of Punjab, he said.