Odisha villagers stage road blockade for basic facilities

KalingaTV News Network

Phulbani:  The residents of Tutuguda village under Tikabali block in Kandhamal district of Odisha staged a road blockade on the State Highway (SH) at Gutuguda Chhack here on Saturday protesting the apathetic attitude of the district administration towards providing basic facilities.

The basic facilities include uninterrupted power supply, better roads and safe drinking water etc., said a protestor.

The protestor further said, though the villagers have been demanding basic facilities, the district administration has been turning deaf ear to their demands for last few years.

If the district administration doesn’t take necessary timely action to address their problems, they will intensify their protest in the days ahead, threatened another protestor.

Hundreds of vehicles were seen halted on both side of the SH due to the protest. The vehicular traffic between G.Udayagiri and Sarangada in the district was badly affected.

So far, no government official had reached the spot till the news was filed.

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