Bhubaneswar (SunstarTV Bureau): Due to Central Government’s decision over hike in price of fuel and other essential commodities in the country, called for six hour Odisha bandh protest by the state congress on Monday.
However, vehicular traffic have been disrupted in many parts of states especially in Bhubaneswar.
As per the announcement, the party workers and leaders in Bhubaneswar resorted to rail roko at Bhubaneswar station. Several party workers led by MLA Sura Routray staged the rail-roko on the track, raising slogan and waiving party flags. Passengers as well as goods trains are stranded due to the blockade.
Public transportation on road has come to a grinding halt in Bhubaneswar as the party workers blocked the national highway near Satsang Vihar.
The NH-16 is jammed as hundreds of buses and heavy vehicles including trucks, lorries are lined up on the road. Passengers coming from far off places have faced difficulties to reach their destination.
Similarly, In Cuttack, busy Badambadi bus stand wore a deserted look as the buses have stayed off the road due to the shutdown. Passengers have been stranded with no alternative to travel to their respective destination.