Jharsuguda: Dawn-to-dusk statewide Bandh called in by the BJD to protest against the Union governments ‘discriminatory’ policies had also affected Jharsuguda District with buses, auto rickshaws and other modes of transport remaining off roads across the district, commuters faced severe difficulties.
Rail passengers had a harrowing time too as BJD members stopped 3 express trains and about two passenger trains in the Jharsuguda station. Trains like Gyaneswari Express, Rajya Rani Express, Tapaswani Express, Vishakapatnam – Amritsar (Hirakand Express), Jharsuguda – Hatia Passenger; Jharsuguda Gondia Passengers had been delayed several hours due to this.
Several workers of different Industries had also faced difficulties to reach their offices due to this bandh and most of the workers had forced to take off as they could not reach the office due to lack of commutation.
Ex-Speaker Kishore Mohanty said that “Hartal called in by our leader to protest against the UPA government has got a very good response. People did not open shops and vehicles stayed off the roads supporting our call and if the policy and rules of Congress Party remains same then not only Odisha but people of India would surely give a strong answer to them and this is just an small example of it.”
However in Brajrajnagar, BJD Workers had small scuffle in the premises of IB Valley GM office where the BJD workers had broken down the windows of the office.
School, Colleges, Bank and all government Offices in the district were remained closed.