12-hr bandh in Odisha’s Telkoi over undeclared power cut

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Telkoi, May 15:

Protesting frequent undeclared power cuts in Telkoi block of Odisha’s Keonjhar district, locals today observed a 12-hour dawn-to-dusk bandh here.

Shops, business establishments, government offices and other institutions remained closed due to the bandh, sources said.

Similarly, vehicular movement was temporarily halted on NH-49 as locals blocked the road at Jagamohanpur.

However, they later allowed buses to ply in the route after police intervention.

Uninterrupted power supply in the area, Vigilance probe into the alleged low-quality 33 KV connectivity, appointment of sufficient electric staff are the major demands of the agitators.

Long hours of unscheduled power cuts in the area have worsened situation for the locals amid blistering heat wave.

They had earlier drawn the attention of local administration about the problem but after getting no fruitful solution, they decided to hit the streets, the locals said.

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