Odisha govt operates control room for vehicles carrying essential items amid drivers’ strike

Bhubaneswar: The Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Department of the Odisha Government has decided to operate a 24×7 Control Room for monitoring smooth movement of vehicles carrying essential commodities amid strike by the Odisha Drivers’ Mahasangha.

The Control Room shall function in three shifts– 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM, 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM and 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM, every day.

The Control Room Telephone Number is 0674-2393644.

The staff on control room duty, on receipt of any urgent and important message/ information from the field, will appraise the facts to the Supervising Officers.

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Notably, the drivers have launched strike across Odisha for an indefinite period demanding fulfillment of their 10-point charter of demands.

The agitating drivers staged demonstration at various places in the state and resorted to picketing. The agitators were seen stopping commercial vehicles on National Highways.

Formation of a welfare fund, death benefits, social security including pension after 60 years of age are among the demands of the drivers.

However, All Odisha Bus Owners’ Association, Truck Owners’ Association and Auto-rickshaw Owners’ Association have not joined the agitation.

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